QBengaluru: Cops to Probe Pothole Death; Man Swept Away in Rain 

Here’s your roundup of news from Bengaluru. 

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Veena, 21, was killed on Tuesday in a pothole-related accident near Devanahalli.

1. Police to Probe NHAI Negligence in Pothole Death

Following a complaint by the family of 21-year-old Veena, who was killed on Tuesday in a pothole-related accident near Devanahalli, the Vishwanathapura police are investigating whether her death was due to negligence on the part of the National Highways Authority of India.

Veena's sister, who was riding the scooter, hit the brakes when approaching a pothole. A truck that was behind them rammed into the scooter. Veena died on the spot. The truck driver Manjunath fled, but surrendered the next day.

"We have taken up the case and are probing further to ascertain the role of NHAI," said a senior police officer.

(Source: The Hindu)

Also Read: Fixing B’luru’s 15,000 Potholes in 15 Days is Counter-Productive


2. Auto, Driver Swept Away

Vehicle moves through a waterlogged road after heavy rains. Picture for representation purpose only. 
Vehicle moves through a waterlogged road after heavy rains. Picture for representation purpose only. 
(Photo courtesy: PTI)

This year's rains are turning out to be really deadly. At least five people have already died due to potholes. On Thursday, an auto driver's body was recovered from a stream.
The 26-year-old auto driver, Santosh, had gone missing on Tuesday night.

His body was fished out from an overflowing stream in Vaderahalli village, under Kaggalipura police station limits, on Thursday morning. Santosh had gone missing on Tuesday while he was driving his auto on Kanakapura Main Road along with a friend. That night, it rained heavily and the police believe that Santosh probably got swept away.

(Source: Bangalore Mirror)

Also Read: Ninety Six Lives Lost in Karnataka Due to Heavy Rains Since March

3. Cop Tries to Smuggle in Phones for Terror Suspect in Jail, Held

Parappana Agrahara Central Prison.
Parappana Agrahara Central Prison.
(Photo Courtesy: The Quint)

A City Armed Reserve (CAR) constable has been arrested by the Parappana Agrahara police after he was caught red-handed by the security staff of the central jail while trying to smuggle in two smartphones for a prisoner accused in a terror case.

The arrested has been identified as Dinesh, a CAR south constable who is serving in the department for the last five years. The prisoner in question has been identified as Nazir, an accused in the 2008 Bengaluru serial bomb blasts, the police said.

According to police, at around 9.30 am on Wednesday, Dinesh arrived at the central prison with a warrant for another prisoner. He deposited his mobile phone and other belongings at the entrance and easily passed through Gate-1 with the smartphones hidden in the trouser pockets of his uniform and the warrant papers in his hand.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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4. Two Female Fetuses Found in Commode, Sanitation Tank of St John's Hospital

Medical analysis revealed both fetuses were five months’ old
Medical analysis revealed both fetuses were five months’ old
(Photo Courtesy: St John’s College Website)

Two female fetuses were found on St John's Medical College Hospital premises recently. While one was stuffed inside a commode in a toilet near the emergency ward, the other was discovered in the hospital's sanitation tank.

Medical analysis revealed both fetuses were five months' old. Koramangala police have registered two cases under IPC section 318 (concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body) and have sought details of all pregnant women who visited the hospital between October 1 and 5, the days on which the fetuses were found.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: Rare Case of Baby Born ‘Pregnant’ With His Twin Brother

5. Youth Uploads Tenants' Video on Porn Website

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

A married couple in Bengaluru received a mysterious call last month: the caller said their intimate moments in the bedroom had been captured in a video clip and posted on a pornography website for all to see.

The wife, a 30-year-old assistant professor at a private college in the city, was aghast. But soon, she began tracking all those who had access to their house and found out that the culprit was her landlord's son.

The couple in their complaint alleged that their house owner's son had installed a spy camera in their bedroom and uploaded the footage on pornography sites. After registering a case, the CID cyber cops are now hunting for Anjan, who is in his mid-twenties. Police have got the videos of the couple deleted from the site.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: Three Prime Suspects in Rajiv Chowk Metro Porn Video Case


6. Sasikala Returns to Prison After Parole

Sasikala Natarajan.
Sasikala Natarajan.
(Photo: IANS)

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala returned to Parappana Agrahara central prison on Thursday evening after completing her five-day emergency parole. She was allowed to go to Chennai to meet her ailing husband M Natarajan.

Prison officials said: “She returned to jail around 4.30 pm on Thursday. She was brought back by road from Chennai. She was granted parole for five days from October 7 to 11, excluding the travel time. Sasikala was supposed to return to jail before 6 pm, which she did, as per the parole rules.

Prison sources said that TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala’s political aide and relative, and her advocate Ashokan accompanied her till the prison gate. They were with her till she completed all the formalities of her returning from the parole. She visited Gleneagles Global Health City, where her husband Natarajan (74) underwent liver and kidney transplantation.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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