A degree student was killed while his friend escaped with injuries after the bike they were travelling on, rammed a Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus at Barkas in Chandrayangutta on Sunday.

Syed Sohail Ali (19) and his friend Mohammed Ibrahim were proceeding towards Falaknuma when they rammed an oncoming Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus while trying to overtake the autorickshaw.

Ali was killed on the spot and Ibrahim sustained serious injuries, the police said. The condition of Ibrahim is stated to be critical.

SUICIDE

A 30-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging at her house at Fathimanagar in Falaknuma on Sunday afternoon.

Shabana Begum, wife of Mohammed Rafeeq, killed herself due to family problems. The incident came to light when she failed to respond after her mother-in-law Kareema Bee repeatedly knocked the door. With the help of her neighbours, Kareema Bee broke open the door and found Shabana hanging from the ceiling fan, the police said.

COCKFIGHTING

The city police on Sunday caught 19 persons, including a few businessmen, for allegedly indulging in cockfighting at Kamalapuri Colony in Banjara Hills.

Three mobile phones, 120 knives and Rs.25,000 in cash was recovered from them. Acting on a tip-off, police raided a place in Kamalapuri Colony and caught the accused.

Twenty birds brought from different parts of the State were also rescued.

The police registered cases against the accused under Section 9 of the A.P. Gaming Act and launched a hunt to nab the organiser Venkat.

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