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Students stage dharna after girl's death in accident

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE, JAN. 13. A 16-year-old student at Ujwal Pre-university College, Varsha, was run over by a truck near O.M. Park in Whitefield police station limits on Tuesday morning.

Following the accident, over 500 students of the college staged a dharna. Police said Varsha was walking past the truck when her bag got caught in a hook on the vehicle. The truck, which was being reversed, ran over her.

Varsha was a resident of Kadugodi and one of triplets. Whitefield police have arrested the truck driver and seized the vehicle.

Youth dies in accident: A software engineer at Wipro, Santhosh (22), died and two persons were injured when the motorcycles they were riding collided in Banashankari 2nd Stage on Monday night.

Police said Santhosh, a resident of Chandapur, suffered head injuries and was taken to KIMS Hospital, where he died. The rider of the other motorcycle, Lakshmisha, and the pillion rider, Gaurav, suffered minor injuries.

Farmer murdered: A farmer was found murdered at his farm near Guddahatthi Gate in Attibele police station limits in Bangalore Rural District on Tuesday. Police said T. Rama Reddy of Baligaranahalli was murdered following a land dispute.

Two robbery cases: Sunil, an employee of Infosys, was robbed of his mobile phone, an ATM card, and Rs. 1,500 in cash by a four-member gang in Koramangala police station limits on Sunday.

Police said he was returning home from work at about 2.30 a.m. when the gang waylaid him near 4th Block, Koramangala, attacked him with a knife, and robbed him.

Two persons gained entry into the house of Ravinath at Babusapalya in Hennur police station limits on Sunday evening, threatened him and his wife with a knife, and took away a gold chain weighing 20 gm. and a mobile phone, in all worth about Rs. 25,000.

Baby found abandoned: A seven-month-old baby was found abandoned in a ditch in Hanumanthnagar police station limits on Monday. Police, who found the baby, handed it over to the paediatric department of the Victoria Hospital.

Bag snatched: A bag with Rs. 1.5 lakh in cash was snatched from Surendranath, a petrochemicals trader from Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, at the KSRTC bus stand in Upparpet police station limits on Monday. Police said Surendranath was standing in a queue to buy a ticket.

House burgled: Some persons broke open the lock of the house of Nandana Nambiar in Rajajinagar `B' Block and took away a television set and a computer, together worth about Rs. 75,000. Ms. Nambiar had reportedly gone to her parents' house at Mariappanapalya. Rajajinagar police have registered a case.

Youths arrested: Ulsoor police have arrested Jacob (18) of Deenabandhu Nagar on charges of stealing gold jewellery worth Rs. 13,000 from a house in Ulsoor police limits. Police said the ornaments were recovered from the accused.

Jayanagar police have arrested Lokesh alias Nagaraja (22) of Kanakpura M.T. Doddi, Gopala alias Gopi (20) of Channarayapatna in Hassan, Virupaksha (23) of Thimmenahalli, and Prashanth (23) of Channarayapatna for allegedly stealing goods from shops.

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