The Shivajinagar police arrested five men and recovered six panchaloha idols from them. The men were caught while trying to sell the idols of Anjaneya, Kali, Saraswati, Shiva-Parvathi-Ganesha-Subrahmanya, Rama-Lakshmana-Sita, and Lakshmi idols in Shivajinagar. The arrested men are Syed Bab Jan (48), Azeem (25), Senthil (27), Subramani (67) and Babu (45).

Driver gets a year

The II Metropolitan Traffic Court sentenced B.S. Naveen Kumar (23), a van driver, to a year’s imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1,000 for rash and negligent driving which killed a schoolboy and a woman . Kumar ploughed into a group of five — three schoolchildren and two women — who were walking on the footpath on Gandhinagar 5{+t}{+h}main on February 19, 2010.

As a result, Sanjay Kumar died on the spot and the others — Abhilash, Partiban, Saraswathi and Shivaleela — were rushed to hospital where Shivaleela died later.

Boyfriend ends life

Heartbroken over his girlfriend’s refusal to marry him as they belonged to different religions, Ziaur Rehman (26), hanged himself to death in a friend’s home at Manjunath Nagar on Sunday night. Peenya police said that Mysore Road resident Rehman, an electrician and a postgraduate in social work, was in love with a young woman working in garment factory for the past five years.

Though his parents were also opposed to the relationship, he decided to marry his girlfriend. However, the latter called it off, saying that she did not want to upset her parents.

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