Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Hours after the "gruhapravesha" ceremony, robbers struck at Ravi Kumar's home in Jnana Bharathi police station limits Wednesday night and robbed him of a gold chain estimated at Rs. 30,000.

The police said the robbery took place at the isolated house in Bhavaninagar Layout on Ullal Main Road.

Mr. Kumar, a research assistant in the Forest Department, and his five relatives were asleep in the new house Wednesday when three men broke into the house around midnight. But the intruders were taken aback to see people sleeping inside the house and attacked by Mr. Kumar and his relatives with wooden sticks. But the robbers retaliated and snatched Kumar's gold chain before fleeing.

Priest mugged

An autorickshaw driver and his two accomplices robbed a priest of a gold chain in Hebbal police station limits on Wednesday night. The police said that around 11.15 p.m., Suresh Kumar Shastry was waiting for an autorickshaw on Hebbal Ring Road to reach his Bhadrappa Layout residence. Three men, who were travelling by an autorickshaw, offered him a lift. They took him to an isolated place, assaulted him and took away his gold chain.

Pedestrian killed

An unidentified pedestrian aged around 60 was killed by a sports utility vehicle at Anepalya around 5.30 a.m. on Thursday. The Adugodi traffic police arrested the driver of the vehicle, which was hired by a BPO firm.

Recovered

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) staff arrested an inter-State gang of six on charges of robbery and theft and seized from them some vehicles, copper ingots and steel rods, all estimated at Rs. 68 lakh.

The police said the accused had stolen two brand new sports utility vehicles from Thane and Mumbai in October besides looting steel rods.

After creating fake documents for a stolen lorry, the gang had helped itself to copper ingots estimated at Rs. 21 lakh from the RMC Yard here which it sold in Madurai.

The arrested were identified as Shiva Prabhu (22) and Rajkumar (25) of Tamil Nadu, Mohammed Rafiq (22) and Mohammed Gufran (21) of Uttar Pradesh and Mujahid (35) and Riyaz (34) of Bangalore.

Dacoity case solved

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) staff arrested six men from Viveknagar who allegedly looted Rs. 16.81 lakh in cash from a petroleum outlet in Madivala in December.

The police said Ronald (20), an employee of the petroleum outlet, and Sharat Babu (27), a dismissed employee of the outlet, had conspired and committed the crime.

Their accomplices were identified as John (24), Naveen (22), K. Kumar (26) and Jayakumar (22). The police seized from them Rs. 6 lakh in cash and two motorcycles, two mobile phones and a gold chain they had bought with the money.

Suicide

Hema (20) hanged herself at her house in Madivala on Wednesday.

The police said her parents had fixed her marriage against her wishes.

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