QBengaluru: Dasara Ends; Constable Booked for Assaulting Colleague
Latest news and updates from Karnataka.
1. Curtain Falls on Grand Mysuru Dasara
The ten-day cultural extravaganza of 409th edition of Mysuru Dasara came to a close here with the celebrated Jamboo Savari on Tuesday. The splendid Dasara finale was witnessed by a sea of humanity that thronged the Amba Vilas Palace and the streets leading to the final destination of the pageantry to watch the once-a-year proceedings.
The focal point of spectacle was the century-old palace from where the Vijayadashami procession took off and concluded at Bannimantap grounds, traversing a distance of about 4 km on the ‘Raja Marga’ that was dotted by tens of thousands of curious onlookers.
The grand procession got off to a start on a traditional note with Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa performing the Nandi Dwaja puja at the palace’s Jayarama Gate at 2:05 pm
2. Constable Booked for Assaulting Female Colleague
The Ashok Nagar police booked a constable for allegedly assaulting his colleague at the police quarters where she stays alone.
Based on a complaint by the woman, the police, on Saturday, charged Santosh Kumar under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354D (stalking) and criminal intimidation.
In her complaint, the woman said that the accused and she were in a relationship for some time. But when she came to know about opposition from his family, she broke off the relationship and took a transfer. However, Santosh started stalking and harassing her, she alleged.
3. Deve Gowda to Lead Protest March Over Flood Relief Aid
Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda reaffirmed on Monday that he would lead a march from Freedom Park to Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat, on October 10 against the Centre over flood relief assistance.
The JD(S) supremo rued that the State government had put forth a demand of Rs 35,000 crore but the Centre released only Rs 1,200 crore, which will not serve the purpose. "The assembly session would start on October 10. We would take out a march from Gandhi Statue to Freedom Park against the backdrop of Centres insensitivity towards the flood victims," Gowda told reporters at Kaiwara in Chikkaballapura district.
"I will walk from Gandhi Statue to Freedom park. All our leaders and the flood-hit people will take part in the rally," he said, adding his party would stage demonstrations inside and outside parliament and the Karnataka assembly.
4. Mother-Daughter Duo Arrested for Murder of Relative
Tension prevailed in Kodagu district's Halekudige village on Monday as residents demanded that the police arrest a mother-daughter duo for allegedly murdering a relative. Yashodha (42) and her daughter Harini (20) were eventually arrested for the murder of Shiva (38), who was found dead on Sunday evening. Shiva is Yashodha’s brother-in-law and they were living in the same house.
An investigating officer told TNM that Yashodha and Harini had stashed Shiva's body under the bed.
“One of Yashodha's neighbours, Mithun, called the police station and said that there is suspicious activity in the house and that he heard sounds of a person screaming and struggling. By the time we reached the spot, a lot of neighbours and Shiva's relatives had gathered outside the house and were demanding that the door be opened. When we went in, we found the body under the bed," the officer said.
(Source: The News Minute)
5. Man Siphons off Rs 64,000 With App
A 21-year-old ex-employee of an e-commerce portal and his associate were arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) for allegedly siphoning off Rs 64,000 from his former colleague by installing a mobile tracker app in his smartphone without his knowledge.
The arrested have been identified as Sonu Sharma, a resident of Bharathnagar, and his friend Sameer Ahmed (21), a resident of Thanisandra. According to officials, Sharma worked for an online portal as a brand promoter from April this year until July , when he quit his job.
Before quitting, Sharma had asked for his colleague Rakesh’s mobile on the pretext of seeing something and installed a mobile tracker app. He also created an email ID and password after which he quit in July. Rakesh was the vice president of the portal and in-charge of accounts.
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