Driver kills couple for cash on way to Karnataka

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June 18, 2019

Hyderabad, Jun 18: A 76-year-old city-based landlord and his wife, who were missing since June 12, were found to have been murdered near Humnabad in Karnatakaallegedly by their driver for the money and gold the couple were carrying. The decomposed bodies of P Navratan reddy (76) and Snehalata Reddy (72) were recovered on Sunday from Anantagiri Hills where it had been dumped a kilometre apart in the wee hours of July 13. Driver Satish and his accomplice Rahul were arrested on Monday and Rs 5 lakh and 25 tola gold seized from them.

The murder came to light after the couple’s four US-based children didn’t receive any calls for several days and they alerted family members in the city who then approached cops. Reddy owned about 40 acres in Patancheru and over 55 acres in Humnabad (Bidar). He had been travelling frequently between Hyderabad and Humnabad to his rented place to oversee the development of his land. On the night of June 12 too Reddy and his wife had started from their home at BHEL in their Innova with driver Satish. The couple slept during the journey.

“Around 1am, when the car crossed Mannaekhelli toll plaza before Humnabad, Satish took a detour. He got off the main road and drove for about 100 metres to an isolated area where his friend Rahul was waiting. Reddy woke up when Satish stopped the car and got out of the vehicle. Both Satish and Rahul attacked him with an iron rod. By then, his wife had woken up and the duo attacked her too. The couple were then strangled with towels,” Humnabad sub-inspector LT Santosh Kumar said .

The duo took the cash and gold the couple had on them and drove through villages, bypassing toll plazas and reached Anantagiri Hills in Vikarabad district where the bodies were dumped.

The two then split, with Satish driving the Innova back to Reddy’s BHEL house. He cleaned up the interiors of the car, parked it and left the place.

As the couple, who used to call their US-based children at least 10 times a day, did not make any contact since June 12 night, family members grew suspicious.

“Their relatives approached us on June 13 night saying that the couple’s phones were switched off. Driver Satish had told the relatives that he had dropped them at home and left. We picked up Satish after he lied about his whereabouts. He confessed to having killed the couple with the help of a friend for the money,” SI Kumar said, adding that Rahul was arrested from Dhumnsur village near Humnabad.

The accused were produced before court in Humnabad on Monday.

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January 9,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 10: Unidentified miscreants set two makeshift beef stalls ablaze in Olapete, Thokottu, in the early hours of Saturday. A case has been registered at Ullal police station.

Vinay A Gaonkar, DCP (crime and traffic), said several temporary shops, which will soon be shifted to a permanent place, were operating in Olapete, and they included a few beef stalls.

N Shashi Kumar, police commissioner, Mangaluru, along with a team of cops and officials from other departments, visited the spot on Saturday. 

Ayyub Manchila, vice-president, Ullal City Municipal Council, said all the shops were running under a valid licence. The incident may have taken place around 3am. New arrangements will be made for the vendors.

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January 3,2021

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Kasaragod, Jan 3: Seven persons were killed and many were injured when a bus carrying a marriage party overturned and fell on top of a house aside the ghat section on Panathur-Sullia road near Kanhangad on Sunday afternoon.

Police said among the injured, few of them are critical.

There were about 70 persons in the bus when the accident occurred.

All the deceased, including two children and two women hail from Karnataka. They were identified as

Shreyas (13), Ravichandra (40), his wife Jayalakshmi (39), Rajesh (45), Sumathy (40), Adarsh and Poojari.

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January 15,2021

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Mangaluru, Jan 15: The Dakshina Kannada district unit of Social Democratic Party of India today organised a massive ‘SP (superintendence of police) office chalo’ in the city demanding the arrest of BJP workers who had allegedly raised ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans during Gram Panchayat poll victory celebration in front of a polling booth earlier this month. 

The other demands of the protesters included release of the ‘innocent’ Muslim youth who were arrest on sedition charge and suspension of Beltangady police sub inspector Nandakumar over mishandling of the case. The SDPI claims that the BJP workers deliberately raised pro-Pakistan slogans with an intention of putting blame on Muslims. 

Thousands of people, mostly workers of SDPI from across the district took part in the massive protest, said to be the biggest gathering in the coastal city after covid-19 lockdown. 

The protesters that were marching towards SP’s office, however, were stopped by the police half way through near Clock Tower in the city. The angry protesters continued to raise slogans against BJP and Belthangady police until Mangaluru City Police Commissioner Shashi Kumar visited the spot. 

Mr Kumar thanked the SDPI workers for being peaceful throughout the protest and accepted memorandum from them and promised to hand it over to Inspector General of Police - Western Range, who is currently not in city.

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