The body of a primary school teacher, who was allegedly strangled to death, was found in her residence in Rajankunte near here on Saturday evening.

The police said that Nagarajaiah, a teacher at a private school, found the body of his wife, Anuradha (35), who was a teacher in a government school nearby, when he returned from work at 6.30 p.m.

According to the Rajankunte police, injury marks on the neck indicated that she was strangled to death. The police said that it could be murder for gain. “A gold chain and rings, both estimated at Rs. 60,000, were stolen from the house,” the police said.

The couple had been married for 14 years, and had two children aged 12 and 6, who were out playing at a nearby charitable organisation during the day.

Run over

A 70-year-old man died after a train ran over him while he was crossing the railway tracks at Byrathi village on Sunday.

The body of Ram Balraj Singh, a resident of Geddalahalli in Hennur, was found by a railway gangman around 1.30 p.m. According to the Byappanahalli Railway police, Singh had left the house for a walk around 9.30 a.m.

“He was trying to cross the railway line (between Byappannahalli station and Yeshwanthpur station) when the train ran him over,” said the police.

In another case, a man died on the spot after he fell from a moving train near Heelalige Gate in Anekal on Saturday morning. The police are yet to identify the man.

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