Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Twenty commuters on a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus were injured when the vehicle fell into a dry tank near Anekal on Monday.

According to the Anekal police, the bus was following a tractor when the latter’s driver slammed the brakes near Doddakere tank, which led both tractor and the trailer to overturn. This caused the bus to slam into the trailer and it toppled over into the dry tank bed.

All the injured were treated for minor injuries at a nearby government hospital.

Dies of burns

Anjali (40), a labourer, died of burns she sustained while cooking food at her house in Byraveshwaranagar on January 29. The Chandra Layout police said she died in Victoria Hospital on Sunday night.

Convict found

The Upparpet police arrested Manja alias Manjunath, who had been at large after being sentenced to life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Gandhinagar.

A city sessions court acquitted him in July 1999 but on appeal, the Karnataka High Court convicted him. Since then he had been absconding for about eight years. The Upparpet police produced him before the court.


The Indiranagar police arrested two men allegedly involved in two cases of chain snatching.

The police, who recovered two gold chains from them, identified them as Prabhakar (21) and Latiesh (23).