Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Four persons, including a police constable, were killed in separate road accidents in the city since Monday night.

Basavaraj (30), constable and driver of a police jeep, was killed after the vehicle rammed a tree near Erammanapalya on Outer Ring Road in Hebbal traffic police station limits on Monday night.

Four constables who were travelling in the jeep, Khaleel, Basavaraju, Manjunath and Nayaz, were injured. They were returning to the City Armed Reserve (North) headquarters in Tanisandra from J.J. Nagar. Commissioner of Police Neelam Achuta Rao on Tuesday visited the seriously injured constables at private hospital in Hebbal. The Hebbal traffic police have registered a case.

Hemantharaj Urs (32) was killed after he rammed his motorcycle against a road median on Old Madras Road in the early hours of Tuesday. The accident occurred around 3.15 a.m. when Urs was driving towards his Ramamurthynagar residence, the police said.

Two pedestrians were killed in hit-and-run cases reported from Tumkur Road in Yeshwanthpur traffic police station limits on Monday night.

The police said they were yet to ascertain the identities of the two men aged about 25 and 30 years respectively.

Woman stabbed

Suspecting her fidelity, a man allegedly stabbed his wife at their house in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Police said that for the past few days Lakshmana Gowda, who works as a laboratory technician in a polytechnic, was quarrelling with his wife Geetha, accusing her of infidelity.

Around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Geetha offered him a cup of tea. Stating that she had mixed poison in the tea, Gowda allegedly stabbed her in the neck with a knife, causing severe injury. On hearing her screams, Geetha's neighbours rushed her to a hospital, the police said.

The couple were married for 15 years and have two children.

The Hanumanthanagar police have registered a case and are on the lookout for Gowda.

Arrested

The Seshadripuram police have arrested Prabhakar alias Babu (56) who had allegedly murdered Narasamma (72) at her Nehrunagar house on November 5, 2001, and robbed her of her gold ornaments. The accused, a relative of Narasamma, was at large for over five years, the police said.

Bag snatched

Two men, who came on a motorcycle, snatched a bag containing a mobile phone and other articles from a woman in Tilaknagar police station limits on Monday.

The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. while Lakshmi was walking in 4th T Block, Jayanagar, the police said.

Cheating case

The Ulsoor Police are on the lookout for a woman who has allegedly cheated several people of around Rs. 12 lakh by taking deposits from them for a chit fund scheme.

The police said Kausar Banu alias Jagadamaba, a resident of Bovi Colony on R.K. Math Road in Ulsoor, had collected money from her neighbours promising high interest.

Unable to get their money back from Kausar Banu, the depositors lodged a complaint with the Ulsoor police.

The police have arrested Kausar Banu's husband Syed Ahmed and mother Lakshmamma, who had allegedly helped her in her "fraudulent" business.

Theft at temple

Gold ornaments and cash were stolen from the Sri Aiyappa Temple on Devaiah Park Road in Sriramapuram police station limits on Monday night.

The temple trustee Devabharanam has lodged a complaint with the police that besides the gold ornaments and cash from a locker, the thieves had also made away with the money from the hundi.

The police suspect that the temple watchman Kumar, who is at large, might have stolen the cash and valuables.

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