KARNATAKA

Businessman loses Rs. 45 lakh

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: His instincts warned him of foul play but he ended up losing Rs. 45 lakh here on Saturday. Rajeev Solanki of Tejkamal Trading Pharmacist had drawn the cash from the RMC Yard branch of Canara Bank and kept it in a bag in his car. When he was returning to his office near Dabaspet, a motorcyclist told him one of the rear tyres was flat.

Suspicious, Mr. Solanki did not stop but kept driving. However, he kept the cash bag in the car and went to his office. When he returned, someone had stolen the bag breaking the window glass, according to the police.

Murder case solved?

The Kengeri police have claimed to have solved the mystery behind the murder of a young homemaker of Kamakshipalya with the detention of her boyfriend. His identity has not been revealed. Hemalatha (19) of Kamakshipalya, who had gone missing since January 11, was found murdered at the Benachukallu Lake. The police took her 27-year-old friend into custody on Saturday for questioning. “We detained him for questioning,” said a senior officer attached to the Kengeri police station. Hemalatha, who married a provision store owner, Lakshmikantha, at Dinnamangala, is said to have had an affair with the accused. However, on January 11, he told her he was marrying someone else. This led a quarrel between them. The same day they went to Bidadi and checked into a lodge and later went to the Benachukallu Lake where he allegedly strangled and bludgeoned her to death, the police said.

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