It was a fatal text message that cost the life of a 54-year-old woman in Vanasthalipuram on Sankranti night. The SMS sender was none other than the victim’s son.

According to police, an apartment dweller Laxmi Narsimha Reddy (30) sent the SMS to his 25-year-old neighbour on Tuesday, professing his ‘love.’ Infuriated over this, family members of the woman, including her father Ramachandra Reddy, and a few others went to the house of Narsimha and confronted him. Soon, a scuffle broke out. Narsimha was attacked by the woman’s relatives. In the melee, his mother K. Radha, who tried to intervene, fell and injured herself. She was rushed to a private hospital where she died, police said.

The police registered a case under section 302 (murder) of IPC against Ramchandra Reddy and others.

Fake cops take away gold from old woman

A gang of three persons posing as policemen took away gold ornaments weighing 90 grams from an old woman at Hyderguda in Rajendranagar on Wednesday.

M. Varalakshmi (71), who lives at Janapriya Utopia, was walking on the road in Hyderguda when two persons in plainclothes approached her.

Claiming themselves to be officers from a local police station, the duo warned her not to move around wearing gold ornaments.

“They asked her to take out the jewellery she wore, wrapped the ornaments in a paper and returned the packet to her,” police said.

The unsuspecting woman checked the packet after walking some distance only to find stones inside.

The police maintained that another member of the gang was waiting on a motorbike at a distance while two of his associates stole the ornaments in the guise of wrapping them in the paper.

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