An unclaimed suitcase created a bomb scare at the Autonagar branch of Canara Bank on Tuesday evening.

The bank staff noticed the suitcase lying on the floor for a long time and suspected something wrong. It was heavy and this further fuelled their suspicion that it could be a bomb. The Police and Bomb Squad were informed and they arrived around 6 p.m. and found the suitcase full with some documents and LIC papers. They said that someone could have forgotten the suitcase and left.

The staff and public heaved a sigh of relief on finding that there was no bomb in the suitcase.

Ends life

A housewife immolated herself vexed with her husband, who went home drunk.

Varalakshmi (30) of Akkireddipalem of Pendurthi mandal doused herself with kerosene and set afire. She was shifted to the King George Hospital (KGH) where she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.

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