ANDHRA PRADESH

Crime Watch

Two die in

road accident

Two contractors -- P. Shankar and Santosh Yadav -- were killed when an autorickshaw hit the scooter on which they were going near Peddammacheruvu under the Keesara police station area on Thursday. They were residents of Secunderabad.

Succumb to injuries

A cyclist, Basetti of Balajinagar, who was hit by a motorcycle at Sainikpuri on February 28, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

Another cyclist, Malla Reddy of Mallikarjunanagar, who was hit by a lorry on Wednesday at Mallapur under the Nacharam police station area, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

A pedestrian, Musalaiah, 45, who was knocked down by a vehicle on March 8, died two days later at Osmania General Hospital.

Woman

ends life

A housewife, Santoshi, allegedly committed suicide by setting herself afire in her house at Shantinagar on Thursday night. The victim's parents -- Jayamma and Venkatesh -- alleged that harassment by their son-in-law drove Santoshi to commit suicide.

Cash stolen

An amount of Rs. 80,000 was stolen from the cash bag of a shop worker when he went to his friend's room in Tilaknagar on Wednesday night. Employee of Venkateshwar Archies, M. Chandrashekhar of New Maruthinagar, was returning home after collecting the amount from a depositor.

On the way, he stopped at his friend's room and stayed there for that night. The next morning, he found the cash stolen from the bag that was kept in his scooter.