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Gold chain snatched from woman

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: A youth snatched a gold chain estimated at Rs. 24,000 from a woman in Siddapura police station limits on Wednesday.

The police said that around 10 a.m. when Indiramma was walking near the T.B. Sanatorium, a youth came from behind and snatched her chain. Indiramma was returning home after dropping her child at the school. The Siddapura police have registered a case.

House burgled

Thieves broke into a house in Hebbal police station limits on Tuesday night and made away with Rs. 50,000 in cash and gold ornaments estimated at Rs. 1 lakh.

According to a complaint lodged with the police by Mahadev, a resident of Manorayanapalya, he had stayed at his mother's house in Yelahanka on Tuesday night. When he came to his house on Wednesday morning, he found that the house had been burgled. The Hebbal police have registered a case.

Killed in accident

A pedestrian, Muniraju (35), was killed when he was run over by a vehicle near his house at Hesarghatta in the early hours of Wednesday. The Peenya traffic police have registered a case and are on the lookout for the vehicle.

Parlour raided

The Banaswadi police on Tuesday raided a house in HRBR Layout and arrested three persons, including two women, who were allegedly running a brothel in the guise of a massage centre.

The police seized Rs. 1,000 in cash, two scooters and three mobile phones from the accused, all said to be from Mandya district. The police are on the lookout for two others accused in the case.

Life sentence

The IX Fast Track Court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced two men to life imprisonment for murdering a woman. The court imposed a fine of Rs. 2,000 each on Devaraj of Bettanahalli in Hassan district and K.B. Umesh of Kallahalli in Tumkur district.

The Cottonpet police had filed a charge sheet in the court on January 4, 2003, that Devaraj, with the help of Umesh, had strangled his wife, Mani (18), with a "duppatta" at a lodge in Cottonpet.

According to the charge sheet, Devaraj had killed his wife as he wanted to marry another woman.

Sentenced

In another case, a city court on Tuesday sentenced Nataraj (28) of Nelamangala taluk in Bangalore Rural district to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment holding him responsible for his wife's suicide.

The Peenya police had filed a charge sheet in the court that Nataraj's wife, Renuka, had committed suicide by hanging herself on May 21, 2001, as she was tortured for more dowry by her husband.

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