KARNATAKA

Two persons murdered

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: A man and a woman were bludgeoned to death in separate incidents in the city early on Friday.

Radhamani (45), a domestic help, was found death on a footpath in Venkatappa Layout near Doddakallasandra.

A 28-year-old was murdered near a shopping complex at Mathikere. The police identified him as Manje Gowda, who was involved in several cases of thefts. The police arrested Ravi, his associate involved in the thefts. “We detected the case within 12 hours of the incident,” said DCP (North) Syed Ulfath Hussain.

Ends life

A 35-year-old man allegedly murdered his wife and ended his life by hanging here on Thursday in New Bagalur Layout near Kadugondana Halli. The incident came to light on Friday. The police identified the couple as Ilangovan (35) and Geetha (28).

Ilangovan was not happy with Geetha’s involvement in moneylending business along with her friends.

On Thursday night, he allegedly strangulated her with a rope and hanged himself after sending their six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son to a relative’s house, police said.

Hashish seized

Hashish worth over Rs. 1.5 crore in international market that had come to Bangalore by courier was seized from the godown of a courier company.

Sources said that the packet containing the contraband was recovered from the godown located behind Johnson Market.

Police custody

The 2nd ACMM Court here sent Abdul Sattar, who is suspected to have played a key role in the low intensity serial bomb blasts that rocked the city in June last, to police custody till February 5.

Sattar, who was nabbed by the Hyderabad police, was brought to Bangalore for questioning with respect to the serial blasts. “Yes, Sattar is in our custody. At present, we have nothing significant to share with the media”, Bangalore city Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari told presspersons.

Meanwhile, highly placed sources said police are thinking of seeking the court’s permission to subject Sattar to a polygraph test to elicit information from him.

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