QBengaluru: Jeweller Kills Wife; Cops Crack Whip on Auto Drivers
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1. Jeweller Held for Killing Wife, GPS of Rental Car Nails His Hit-And-Run Lie
Furious that his wife failed to change his fortunes even after five years of marriage, a 27-year-old jeweller killed her in what he thought was a well-scripted, watertight hit-and-run accident on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Seventeen days later, the GPS of the rental car he had hired to commit the crime nailed his lie. He’s now detained by police.
The accused has been identified as Tej Kanwar and the victim is Gattu, 27. The couple, from Jalore in Rajasthan, were living and running a jewellery shop in Hunasamaranahalli for the past two years.
Tej had taken his wife on a self-drive car from a rental company, but had not factored in that the vehicle was GPS-enabled. A replay of the GPS route revealed Tej had reversed the car only to move it forward exactly at the accident spot and at the time at which he claimed that the hit-and-run accident had occurred.
2. JD(S) as Much a Political Rival to Congress as BJP: Siddaramaiah
Amid speculations over Congress and JD(S) renewing their alliance after the results of the ensuing by-elections are declared on 9 November, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday claimed that the JD(S) is as much a political rival to the Congress as is the BJP.
“There is no understanding between the Congress and JD(S). We are fighting the ensuing bypolls against each other. The JD(S) is as much a political rival to the Congress as is the BJP,” Siddaramaiah told reporters on his arrival in Mysuru on Tuesday before leaving for Hunsur to campaign for Congress candidate BP Manjunath.
In Hunsur, where he participated in a road show, Siddaramaiah, however, told reporters that the party high command will take a suitable decision on the alliance with JD(S).
3. Liquor Shops, Pubs Closed for 3 Days in Parts of Bengaluru Ahead of Bypolls
Selling of liquor at retail shops and at pubs will be prohibited in parts of Bengaluru and rest of the state from Tuesday evening onwards for the next three days on account of the upcoming by-elections in Karnataka. The bypolls in the 15 seats will take place on 5 December and the result will be declared on 9 December.
The seats that are going to the polls are Gokak, Athani, Ranebennur, Kagwad, Hirekerur, Yellapur, Yeshwanthpura, Vijayanagara, Shivajinagar, Hosakote, Hunsur, Krishnarajpet, Mahalakshmi Layout, KR Puram and Chikballapura.
Out of them, Shivaji Nagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, KR Puram and Yeshwanthpura are the four seats in Bengaluru city. Hosakote is in Bengaluru Rural district.
(Source: The News Minute)
4. Cops Turn Commuters, Crack Whip on Errant Auto Drivers
Traffic police on Tuesday booked 5,200 autorickshaw drivers for refusing to ply and demanding excess fares from passengers. Cops collected Rs 8 lakh in penalty from errant drivers.
The crackdown, which started at 11am and ended by dusk, saw the participation of over 250 police personnel, who posed as passengers and approached auto drivers for rides. While 1,575 drivers were booked for refusing to ply to the destinations mentioned by the police decoys 1,346 were booked for overcharging. The remaining 2,282 cases were booked for various offences such as not having driving licence, not displaying driver details in the vehicle and not wearing uniform, among others.
5. Social Media Message on New Helpline for Women is Fake, say Police
The city police — who have been actively promoting the Suraksha app and upgrading patrolling services after a woman in Hyderabad was raped and murdered — have a new problem on their hands.
A message claiming to be a women’s helpline, purportedly launched by the Bengaluru police, has been circulating on social media. “This is a scam. We have not launched a new helpline for women,” said a senior police official.
The message, which uses the official police logo, said that the dedicated helpline was created for women who take taxis and auto-rickshaws to commute. It gives a mobile number and asks people to send an SMS with the registration number of the vehicle they are in.
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