Tragedy struck a family when a woman riding pillion on a motorcycle with her husband and her toddler died after a water tanker hit the vehicle on Varthur Main Road near Thubarahalli Saturday morning.

Mangala, resident of Nagondanahalli, was returning from her brother’s house after a birthday celebration when she fell off the motorcycle during the collision and the tanker’s wheels glanced her head. Whitefield police said she was rushed to the nearby Vaidehi hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Her husband Sripada escaped unhurt while their baby girl suffered minor injuries.

Theft of cellphones

Thieves broke into a mobile phone store on Bull Temple Road early on Saturday and stole handsets worth Rs. 8 lakh. Shankarapuram police said that Muthu, one of the staff members who had slept in the shop overnight, left around 5 a.m. to go to K.R. Puram. When he returned at 8.30 a.m., he found the shop had been broken into and burgled. Apart from the handsets, Rs. 40,000 in cash was also missing. He called Balaji, his employer, and informed him of the theft.

This is the second such burglary in two days. Four men had decamped with handsets worth Rs. 30 lakh on Friday from a store in Gandhi Bazaar in Basavanagudi police station limits.