Jeweller pays through nose for 'Mysore Pak'

The incident has occurred at Mysore Jewellery Mart at K R Circle. Sources said, two men who arrived at the shop in the morning, asked for ‘different’ designs of bangles to choose from. Shopkeeper summoned his wife to show the gold bangles she was wearing.

Convinced, the two promised to purchase jewellery in the evening. When they returned as promised, the shop was nearing closing hours and the jeweller had allegedly switched off the CCTV camera in the shop.

According to the shopkeeper, the two asked him to buy them some ‘Mysore pak’ and also gave him money for the same. Surprisingly, the shopkeeper went outside to bring the sweets, leaving only those customers at the shop.

 When he returned after sometime, he found nearly 10 bangles had gone missing. They are estimated to weigh around 118 grams.

ACP (Devaraja sub-division) V A Pujar, Devaraja Police Inspector Shanthamallappa and forensic experts visited the spot.

Vehicle lifter held

Vidyaranyapuram police have apprehended a vehicle thief and have recovered six motorcycles worth ` 1.50 lakh from him.

Fayaz alias ‘Ek Sou Bees’, aged 19, of Nachanahalli Palya here is the accused. He was picked up by the police on suspicion recently. During interrogation, he confessed to have lifted  the vehicles from N R, Metagalli, V V Puram, J L Puram, Udayagiri and also Vidyaranyapuram police stations limits. He was produced before a court and has been remanded to judicial custody. The police team consisted of K R Police Inspector B S Srinivas in-charge of Vidyaranyapuram, Sub-inspectors B Parashuram and Shivnna among others, according to a press release.

Lifer for murder convict

A man convicted of murder has been sentenced to life imprisonment here on Thursday.
Somanayaka of Haginvalu village in Nanjangud taluk had carried a murderous attack on Puttabuddhi of the same village on June 30, 2008.

 Puttabuddhi had taken Somanayaka to task for eve teasing. Enraged, Somanayaka had launched the attack. Subsequently, Puttabuddhi had succumbed to the injuries. Somanna who went to the rescue of Puttabudhdhi was also attacked by Somanayaka.

Judge of Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court L Lakshman Malavalli awarded life imprisonment to Somanayaka, besides imposing a fine of ` 5,000 on him. The judge also pronounced additional six months imprisonment for assaulting Somanna, according to a release from public prosecutor K Govindaraju.

Jailed for 4 years

Second Additional District and Sessions Court Judge S R Somashekar has sentenced a man convicted of forcing his wife to commit suicide, to four years imprisonment, and imposed a fine of ` 15,000 on him.

Raja had been harassing his wife Lakshmidevi for not begetting children. This apart, he had been torturing his wife to transfer a property in her mother’s name to him. Upset, Lakshmidevi ended her life by consuming poison on October 5, 2009.

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