A 22-year-old man and his associate were caught by police on Monday for their alleged involvement in house burglaries.

Mir Khazam Ali Khan alias Kaju of Shaikpet would pose as an electrician and target locked houses. He would mention incorrect personal details in the register maintained by apartment security guards while doing so. He was involved in 14 burglaries that took place in Marredpally, Tukaramgate, Nallakunta, Amberpet, S.R. Nagar, Begumpet, Ramgopalpet, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills and Humayun Nagar police station limits.

As he was a known offender, police found his fingerprints at two houses in Begumpet and Humayun Nagar. “Khan’s family members threatened to file petitions in the High Court when a police team went to his house to nab him. They had also installed surveillance cameras to keep a tab on the police's entry to their house,” DCP (North) R. Jaya Lakshmi said.

She said a systematic information system enabled the police to nab him. Khan’s associate Mohammed Rawoof (44) alias Hafeez from Attapur was held for receiving the stolen property. Over 1.25 kg of gold jewellery and a bike were recovered from the accused.

Van rams motorcycle, kills rider

B. Suresh (45), a resident of Rajanna Bowli, died after a van hit his motorcycle at Rakshapuram on Sunday. He was shifted to a private hospital for treatment where he died while undergoing treatment. Santoshnagar police have registered a case and detained the Eicher van that hit him.

Woman succumbs to burns

A 27-year-old housewife from Laxmiguda who suffered burns at her house five days ago, died on Sunday night, police said. The victim, Sunita Rathod, and her mother-in-law, Bharathi (45), suffered burns when their house caught fire due to LPG leakage. They were shifted to Osmania General Hospital for treatment where Bharathi died two days ago, while Sunita died on Sunday.

Commits suicide

A 45-year-old cashier at a petrol pump, M. Satyanarayana Reddy, hanged himself to death at his house on Sunday, police said. The family members of the L.B. Nagar resident told police that he was depressed over his failing health and might have ended his life over it.

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