Woman dies of burns after cylinder explodes

BANGALORE MAY 22. A woman died of burns which she suffered when a LPG cylinder exploded at her house in Basaveshwaranagar Police limits on Thursday.

According to police, the explosion took place at the house of Muniraju (30), a bangle seller, at Kamalanagar at about 7.30 p.m. Muniraju, his wife, Hemalatha (23), and their one-year-old son, Kushal, suffered burns. Hemalatha had forgotten to switch off the cylinder's knob on Wednesday. The cylinder exploded when she tried to light the stove in the morning, police said. Hemalatha and Kushal suffered more than 70 per cent burns. Hemalatha died in hospital. Muniraju and Kushal are in the Burns Ward of Victoria Hospital.


Kavitha (30) committed suicide by consuming poison at her house near Kino cinema in Seshadripuram Police limits on Wednesday.

Police said that Kavitha, who was married to Saravanan two years ago, committed suicide as she had a miscarriage recently and was suffering from severe abdominal pain.


Banaswadi Police have arrested Mallesh (31) of Kaval Byrasandra, Tulsiram (30) of Bagalur Layout and Kumar (30) of Lingarajpuram on a charge of murdering Ravi, a rowdysheeter, on May 12 in Indiranagar Police Station limits.

The three allegedly attacked Ravi with lethal weapons when he was sitting in his car that was parked on 10th Main, Indiranagar.


The HAL Police have recovered gold ornaments and electronic goods worth Rs.7.50 lakhs by arresting two persons who were allegedly involved in six cases of burglary.

The names of the arrested were given as Vajra Murthy (24) of Puttenahalli in J.P.Nagar and Srinivas Raj (18) of Kilari Road.

They allegedly committed burglaries in HAL, Bayappanahalli, K.R.Puram and Mahadevapura Police limits.


Upparpet Police arrested Afroze, alias Lambu (19), of Mohmmadan Block, Mysore Road, on a charge of theft and recovered 12 mobile phones worth Rs.75,000 from him.

The accused used to borrow mobile phones from people on the pretext of making a call and disappear with the handsets, police said.

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