ANDHRA PRADESH

Two held on extortion charge

HYDERABAD, AUG. 21. The Abids police arrested two persons -- Mohammed Abdul Rahman and Mohammed Aijaz -- for allegedly threatening a businessman, Arvind Kumar Goel, and demanding Rs. 1 lakh from him. Rahman, a rowdy-sheeter, was involved in four murder and attempt to murder cases, circulation of fake currency and communal offences.

Woman kills self

A fifty-year-old woman, P. Narayanamma, of Ashok Nagar reportedly hanged herself from the ceiling fan at her residence on Friday. She was the wife of P. Anjaneyulu, a retired senior accountant. Anjaneyulu was suffering from throat cancer for some time.