Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: A sum of Rs. 6.70 lakh, in all, was stolen from the boxes of two scooters in Malleswaram here on Wednesday.

Gunashekar, an engineer, had kept Rs. 5 lakh in cash in the front box of his scooter and had parked it near a restaurant on Malleswaram 18th Cross in the afternoon when the box was opened using duplicate keys and the money stolen, said Malleswaram police. Also, cheque leaves and other documents were stolen from the vehicle, said Mr. Gunashekar, a resident of Malleswaram, in his complaint.

In the other case, Rs. 1.70 lakh in cash was stolen from the front box of a scooter of a businessman on Malleswaram 13th Cross that same evening. According to the police, Imran Khan, a resident of Malleswaram, had parked his vehicle and gone for a while. He returned only to find the cash missing, the police said.

Suicides

A teenager and a homemaker committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze in as many incidents in city.

Peenya police said Ramya (15), a school dropout, ended her life at her rented house in Peenya on Thursday.

Ramya was a domestic help and had lost her father a couple of years ago.

Sumitra (30), a homemaker in Anandagiri Layout near Hebbal, committed suicide following a fight with her husband Srinivas.

She set herself on fire on Wednesday and died in Victoria Hospital on Thursday, the Hebbal police said.

Assaulted

Four men assaulted two brothers on M.G. Road on Wednesday evening and snatched a gold chain and mobile phones from them.

According to the Cubbon Park police, S. Praveen and S. Pradeep, who are staying near Koramangala, were in their car while the attackers were in an autorickshaw. Near the Brigade Road Junction, the accused accosted the borthers and picked up a quarrel with them, and as the public looked on, they chased the two, assaulted them and robbed them of the chain and phones before fleeing.

Arrested

In a major breakthrough, policemen attached to the Hoskote station have arrested Intiyaz Pasha (35), an accused in the 2003 hooch tragedy.

The accused was a native of Shakanipur near Hoskote and had been absconding since five years. As many as 12 people died in that hooch tragedy, the Hoskote police said.

Hoax call

There was tension at NBCL software firm on Koramangala Outer Ring Road here on Thursday following a bomb call, suspected to be made by an employee.

According to sources of the dog squad, around 10.30 a.m., the firm’s security personnel received the call and the police were alerted. The dog squad and the bomb disposal squads came up with nothing.

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