Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Four children were killed in road accidents in the city on Wednesday.

The police said Abijith (12), who was on his way to school, was killed after a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus hit him at the junction of Indiranagar 100-feet Road and Old Madras Road.

Around 8.30 a.m., Abijith and a few other children were crossing the road at the junction when the bus hit him. He was a sixth standard student of Holy Cross School in Indiranagar, the police said.

His father Prakash owns a paint and tiles shop in Cottonpet.

Abijith stayed with his aunt in K.R. Puram, the police said. The Indiranagar traffic police have seized the bus and arrested its driver Vijay Kumar.

In the other accident, Lakshmana (4) was killed after a lorry hit him while he was playing on Vinayakanagar Main Road in Chandra Layout around 11.15 a.m.

Lakshamana's father Mallapa is a construction worker and a native of Deodurga taluk in Raichur district, the police said. The Byatarayanapura traffic police have seized the lorry and registered a case.

Manjunath (7), a first standard of Government Primary School, was killed on the spot when a tempo hit him on Wednesday. The police said that Manjunath's grandfather was bringing him back from school when the accident occurred. The two were trying to cross the Defence Colony Road in Peenya Traffic Police Station limits. The police said that Manjunath left his grandfather's hand and tried to run across the road when the tempo hit him.

In another accident, Basavaraju (6) died on the spot after a lorry hit him while he was trying to cross the Bangalore-Magadi Main Road, Pyadarayanapura, on Wednesday.

House burgled

Burglars struck at Krishna's house on 3rd Main, OMBR Layout, and made away with gold ornaments and silver articles estimated at Rs. 80,000 and Rs. 20,000 in cash. The incident is said to have taken place on Monday night. The theft came to light on Tuesday night when Krishna returned from his in-laws' house in Rajajinagar. On a complaint by Krishna, who works as a salesman in a textiles showroom on Commercial Street, Ramamurthynagar police have registered case.

Arrested

The Chandra Layout police have arrested two persons who had allegedly stolen Rs. 2.12 lakh in cash from their colleague's house and recovered the money from them. The police said Sheik Nissar (20) and Sheik Mohammed (20), both from Aurangabad in Maharashtra, had stolen the cash from a safe in Saleem Sheik's house in Gangondanahalli.

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