Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death following a financial dispute in K.P. Agrahara police station limits on Tuesday night. The dead was identified as Veerabhadrappa, an employee of a silk twisting unit on Magadi Road. The police said around 9 p.m., Veerabhadrappa and his two colleagues finished work and were walking towards a hotel on 11th Cross, Magadi Road. A man, identified as Gurusiddappa, accosted Mr. Veerabhadrappa and picked a quarrel with him. Following an argument, he allegedly stabbed Mr. Veerabhadrappa, killing him on the spot. According to the police, Mr. Veerabhadrappa had reportedly not repaid the loan he had taken from Gurusiddappa’s elder brother. The K.P. Agrahara police arrested Gurusiddappa.

House burgled

Burglars struck at Lakshman’s house in Jnana Bharathi police station limits on Tuesday and made away with gold ornaments estimated at Rs. 2 lakh.

The police said that between noon and 2 p.m. the thieves entered Lakshman’s house in Vinayaka Layout in 2nd Stage, Nagarabavi, by breaking open the main door.

Arrested

The Viveknagar police on Wednesday arrested a history sheeter, Gunashekar alias Guna (35), who was absconding for two years after allegedly murdering a rival gangster Palani at HOSMAT Hospital. The police said Gunashekar, an accused in 16 criminal cases, had taken shelter in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh before coming to Bangalore recently. The police arrested him from Ejipura early on Wednesday. The police said that on February 15, 2006, Gunashekar and his 25 accomplices barged into the HOSMAT Hospital and hacked to death Palani, who was undergoing treatment there. Gunashekar had been detained under the Goonda Act earlier. In another case, the Wilson Garden police have arrested two men who had allegedly murdered Munnavar at a lodge in Bellary on August 13. The police gave the names of the arrested as Jaffer and Nani. The two would be handed over to the Brucepet police in Bellary who are investigating the murder case. According to the police, Munnavar was an associate of the jailed gangster Tharkari Khaleel.

Recovered

The Silver Jubilee Park police have arrested two persons and recovered from them 14 car stereos estimated at Rs. 1 lakh. The police gave their names as Ibrahim Raja (48) of Cottonpet and Abdul Rehman (45) of Yeshwanthpur. After stealing the stereos, Raja had sold them to Rehman. Raja was involved in seven theft cases.

Cash bag snatched

Two men diverted the attention of a 40-year-old man and made away with Rs. 2 lakh belonging to him at SBI Colony in J.P. Nagar here on Tuesday. Muralikrishna of Banashankari, who owns a private company in Chintamani, came out of a bank and was walking towards his two-wheeler when two men dropped three Rs. 10 notes and asked him whether they belonged to him. When Mr. Muralikrishna bent down to look, they snatched his bag containing Rs. 2 lakh in cash and ran away.

Worker ends life

Dejected because of a crisis in the family, 28-year-old Suresh, a construction worker, committed suicide by hanging himself at his house at Kadiranahalli in Banashankari on Tuesday. His wife, Laxmi (24), who saw him hanging, attempted to commit suicide in the same way. Neighbours discovered them and rushed the couple to a hospital but Suresh died around 6 p.m. Laxmi is battling for her life. The couple has a five-year-old daughter.

Pedestrian run over

Chandraprakash (55) of Kalyannagar was run over by a jeep on Babusabpalya Ring Road when he was crossing the road on Tuesday. The driver of the jeep has been arrested.

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