BANGALORE: Four persons, including a journalist, were killed in separate road accidents in and around Bangalore since Thursday evening.
Indirani Thangavelu (52), a domestic help, was killed in a hit-and-run case reported from Hennur police station limits on Friday.
Around noon a vehicle hit the woman while she was crossing the road near Hennur-Outer Ring Road junction, the police said. The Hennur traffic police have registered a case and are on the lookout for the vehicle.
Prabhu, a painter, was killed when a mini lorry hit his bicycle near Horamavu junction in K.R. Puram traffic police station limits around 9.30 a.m. on Friday. The K.R. Puram traffic police have registered a case. Nanjundappa (55) was killed when a vehicle rammed his scooter near Hoskote in Bangalore Rural district. He was working as a stringer for the Kannada daily Samyukta Karnataka in Hoskote for over a decade. The Hoskote police have registered a case and are on the lookout for the vehicle.
An unidentified pedestrian, aged around 25, was killed when a private bus knocked him down on Bamboo Bazaar Road in City Market around 7 p.m. on Thursday. The body is in the Victoria Hospital mortuary. The City Market traffic police have registered a case and seized the bus.
Two men, who came on a motorcycle, snatched a gold chain worth Rs. 30,000 from Sudha Rani in Rajajinagar police station limits on Friday, while she was walking on 55th Cross, 4th Block, Rajajinagar, the police said.
The Kalasipalya police arrested Dhananjaya alias Mahaveer (24) of Lakshmidevi Nagar on charges of theft and recovered from him gold ornaments worth Rs. 2 lakh.
The Ramamurthynagar police arrested seven youths, aged between 18 and 21, on charges of robbery and extortion and recovered from them three motorcycles and 14 mobiles phones. They were involved in 14 cases reported from Bharathinagar, Fraser Town, Kadugondanahalli, Banaswadi, Ramamurthynagar and Hennur police station limits. They had waylaid, attacked and robbed software engineer Niranjan Paul of a mobile phone and cash on OMBR Road on February 9, the police said.