Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Posing as an agent for an insurance company, an unidentified man entered a house and robbed a woman of Rs. 85,000 in cash and 60 gm of gold after holding her 10-month-old baby girl at knife-point on Monday evening in Mahadevpura.

Police said the intruder entered the house of Ravi, and requested his wife Sangeetha to take an insurance policy.

Suddenly he grabbed the baby from Sangeetha, pointed a knife to her neck and demanded Sangeetha bring all the valuables and money. He took Rs. 85,000 in cash and 60 grams of gold from her and fled, the police said.

Suicides

A 24-year-old woman hanged herself unable to bear alleged dowry harassment by her husband and in-laws.

The Jnanabharathi police identified her as Geetha, a resident of Magala near Papareddypalya and mother of a six-month-old baby. According to her father Shivanna, Geetha had been allegedly harassed for a site by her husband Kiran Kumar.

She hanged herself on Sunday evening, when she was alone in her house. She was brought to hospital by Kiran Kumar later where she was declared brought dead.

The police are questioning Kiran and his parents.

Sunita (24), wife of a software engineer, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her house in JC Nagar in Mahalakshmi Layout.

Police said they did not know the reason for the suicide. Sunita’s husband is in the U.S. on an assignment. She hailed from Orissa.

Chains snatched

A woman sleeping next to an open window lost her chain to a thief in the early hours of Monday.

According to the K.R. Puram police, Pratapa Rudra, a resident of Flower Garden near Devasandra said someone reached through the window around 3 a.m. and snatched his wife’s chain valued at Rs. 60,000.

In another incident in Vijayanagar, two motorcycle-borne men accosted Chandrakala, a resident of Attiguppe, near RPC Layout on Sunday night and robbed her of her gold chain worth Rs. 70,000.

Attacked

An electrical contractor was attacked with machetes and swords in full public view by five persons Monday morning in Shivanahalli near Basaveshwaranagar. Police said Nagaraja alias Bhaktha Nagaraja (39) was talking with his friends near a hotel around 10 a.m. when the men got down from a vehicle and attacked him.

The Basaveshwaranagar police suspected old enmity behind the attack. The victim is in hospital

Robbed

A hotel employee was robbed of his two mobile phones and Rs. 2,000 in cash at knife-point in front of Bannerghatta Fire Station on Sunday night.

Pankaj Nath, a resident of Cambridge Layout, told Tilak Nagar police was waylaid around 10.15 p.m. while on his way to home on a bicycle.

Recovered

The K.G. Halli police recovered five stolen two-wheelers after arresting two persons, one of whom is a 16-year-old who has been sent to the State Observation Home for juvenile delinquents.

The Kalasipalya Police arrested one Nadish alias Rajesh Reddy (29), a native of Edehalli village in Shimoga, and recovered electronic gadgets worth Rs. 2 lakh, including a laptop, mobile phones and cameras allegedly stolen from businessman and a photographer in the city. He was caught red-handed with the goods while trying to sell them near Urvashi theatre on Sunday.

“We are looking for his associate Gopala Reddy, who is wanted in these cases,” said the police.

Traffic violations

The Bangalore City Traffic Police, between October 26 and November 1, 2008, registered 32,514 cases and collected Rs. 43.54 lakh in fines from motorists for violating traffic rules.

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