Crime file: 4-month-old baby abducted from auto; Woman jumps from Anna flyover, dies, and more

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4-month-old baby abducted from auto
Bengaluru: A four-month-old baby boy was allegedly kidn­a­p­ped by some unidentified people from an aut­ori­c­kshaw near Chik­k­­ala­sandra near Uttara­halli on Wednesday morning.
Jyothi, a resident of Poo­rnaprajna Layout, had taken her baby to a clinic near Chikkalas­a­n­dra. Jyothi’s mother, too, had accompanied her. They took an autorickshaw to return home. On the way, they stopped at a medical shop to buy some medicines. 
Jyothi went to the medical store, while her mother sat inside with the baby. Jyothi, who did not have change, called her mother to the store. The elderly woman left the baby on the passengers' seat and went near the store.
The auto driver, meanwhile, got a call on his cellphone and got down to answer it. When Jyothi and her mother returned to the auto, they were shocked to find the baby missing. When enq­u­ired, the auto driver told them he did not notice anyone getting near the auto and sped away, police said.
“The incident occurred around 11.30 am, but Jyo­thi informed her husb­and Sudhindra only after he returned home in the evening. The couple filed a complaint only after that,” the police said.
Next: Woman jumps from Anna flyover, dies

Woman jumps from Anna flyover, dies
Chennai: A 26-year-old woman, a native of Kolkata, jumped to death from Anna flyover in the heart of the city on Wednesday afternoon allegedly after a fight with her lover. This is the first time a person was using the landmark flyover as a suicide point since it was constructed in 1973.
The victim, Anjali Das, is the eldest of a family of eight siblings and works at a beauty parlour in T. Nagar, the police said.
A divorcee, she allegedly had an affair with Bhuvanesh, who works in the same building complex as hers, the police quoted one of her brothers as saying.
According to the police, around 4 pm, the woman was talking over her phone and was standing on the edge when she suddenly took the fatal step in spite of the police warning her to back off.
Investigations revealed that she was talking to one of her sisters, Anitha, allegedly depres­sed over her lover refusing to marry her.
The girl, who fell face down, was immediately rushed to the government Royapettah hospital, where she was declared dead. A post-mortem would be conducted on Thursday, the police informed.
The girl’s family had moved in with her family to Chennai eight years back and were residing at Kodambakkam. The girl’s father, Shambu Das, died two years back, and the next year, Anjali got separated from her husband, Dinesh Baswan, the police said.
She has a five-year-old daughter from her first marriage. The Teynampet police have secured the girl’s lover and are investigating.
Next: Prisoner hangs himself

Prisoner hangs himself
Nellore: A prisoner serving a life sentence in the Nellore Central Prison committed suicide by hanging himself from the window of the cell with a towel on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Bandi Venk-ateswarlu, 35, of Ardhav-eedu town in Prakasam district. Although he was sentenced to death by a lower court for murdering his sister and her children, the High Court converted the punishment to a life sentence. He was being treated for mental illness, according to jail officials.
Next: Occupants wide-awake as burglars rob house of gold

Occupants wide-awake as burglars rob house of gold
Hyderabad: Burglars decamped with 630 grams of gold ornaments and 1 kg silver from a house at Malkajgiri early on Wednesday morning.
Sources said two burglars entered the Gauthamnagar residence of Balaji Goud, 42, an IT employee, after removing a window grill at around 4 am. Though Mr Balaji and his wife woke up when they heard the burglars cutting the grill, they were too afraid to alert the police or neighbours, said Malkajgiri inspector L.C. Naik.
“The burglars entered the house, switched on the lights and even got into the bedroom of the houseowner. However, the occupants could not alert the cops or anyone else due to fear,” Mr Naik said.
“They searched the house while the houseowner was awake and found the keys to the almirahs. They looted the articles in the almirahs and went out the way they had come in,” Mr Naik added.
However, the police said that the burglars were not carrying any deadly wea-pons with them. “They had only screwdrivers and a few other tools,” said the inspector. Mr Balaji’s neighbours had also heard the burglars, however, since nobody raised an alarm they thought that some construction work was going on in the house and ignored it,” added Mr Naik.
In his complaint, Mr Balaji stated that the burglars were not wearing any masks and he had seen their faces clearly. The police suspects the involvement of a specific gang in the incident. “We are zeroing in on a few gangs in this case. They check out the houses during the day when they come on the pretext of selling flowers and commit burglary at night.”
Next: Five held in Rs 50 lakh gem bust

Five held in Rs 50 lakh gem bust
Visakhapatnam: A special police team on Wednesday busted a five-member gang of illegal gems traders, seizing semi-precious stones worth at least `50 Lakh.
Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Task Force inspector Ch. Tirupathi Rao and III town inspector V. Srinivasa Rao raided a flat in KRM Colony, and seized the gems weighing 8.5 kg.
The five arrested have been identified as G. Jeevan Kumar, 26, of Pedabayalu, S. Satyanarayana,45, a goldsmith and a native of Odisha, K.V.K Raju, a church pastor, and his two sons K. Ravi Varma, 33, also a pastor and K. Praveen Kumar, 26. The bounty was seized from the house of K.V.K Raju.
DCP (law and ord-er) P. Viswa Prasad told mediapersons that Pastor Raju was the gang’s kingpin, who procured the semi-precious stones from tribals at very low prices.
Next: 120-kg ganja seized, 3 held

120-kg ganja seized, 3 held
Khammam: Cops seized 120 kg ganja, worth `6 lakh, and held three peddlers near Pala Vagu at Suku Mamidi village of Mothugudem mandal in the district on Wednesday. The arrested were identified as Charaka Balakrishna and Katikareddy Buchi of Ranga Reddy district, and Madi Kamaiah of Alurupet in Odisha.
Mothugudem inspector Swamy and SI Bhanu Prakash, following a tip-off, intercepted a mini lorry and seized the ganja. The police said the drug peddlers were carrying ganja to Hyderabad from Alurupet.
Next: 24-year-old arrested for cyber harassment in Vizag

24-year-old arrested for cyber harassment in Vizag
Visakhapatnam: Accused of sending obsc-ene, obnoxious and threatening emails and SMSes and making threatening calls to a woman, 24-year-old K. Bhargav was arrested by Cyber Crime investigation Cell sleuths on Wednesday.
Bhargav, a native of AC Nagar in Nellore district, was in love with a girl from Vizag, who was also a distant relative of Bhargav.
However, the girl rejected his advances. Upset, Bhargav sought revenge and started sending abusive and threatening emails and SMSes to the girl.
Irritated by the messages from an anonymous email id and mobile number, the girl lodged a complaint at Kacharapalem police station on May 25, 2013. Later, the case was transferred to the CCIC.
A CCIC team investigated the case and arrested the accused in Nellore. DCP (law and order) P. Viswa Prasad said the cops had also gone to Jharkhand to arrest the accused, but he had eluded them.
Next: 4,000 gelatin sticks seized

4,000 gelatin sticks seized
Nellore: Cops have launched a probe after seizing 4,000 gelatin sticks and four coils of fuse wire from a pickup van near Dakkili on Wednesday. Police found the explosives during a during routine check.The explosives were concealed under empty vegetable crates.
As per the records found with the driver, the explosives were being transported from Sri Ayyappa Enterprizes, Burugumandala village in Chittoor district, to Sri Gururaghavendra stone crushers in Gattupalli village,Nellore district.
Next: College bus mows down girl

College bus mows down girl
Nizamabad: An 11-year-old girl died in a road accident near Daggi village in the district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as K. Shruthi, a Class VI student from Kamareddy. The incident occurred when a college bus hit the bicycle-borne girl.
According to sources, rash driving led to the mishap. The girl, who had sustained serious injuries, was taken to the government area hospital in Kamareddy, and later shifted to Hyderabad, where she was declared brought dead. Reportedly, villagers thrashed the  driver and handed him over to the cops.
Next: Fake IAS officer held for job racket

Fake IAS officer held for job racket
Chennai: A 32-year-old man who posed as an IAS officer and cheated three persons by promising them jobs in Tamil Nadu electricity board after collecting `37 lakh from them, was arrested by the Chennai city central crime branch sleuths on Wednesday.
The arrested man, Daniel Raj of Mylapore, a postgraduate, who had once worked as office assistant in the state secretariat, claimed that he was running ‘Daniel educational foundation’ to facilitate job opportunities for young aspirants.
He was using SMS as a tool to lure people. “He had offered the job of engineer in EB to two persons and collected `16 lakh each from them. He had also collected `5 lakh from another youth who was offered the job of an office assistant in the EB,” the police said.
A native of Kanyak­u­m­ari, Daniel is believed to have gained knowledge of government job appointments when he worked as office assistant.
“He even had a letter pad showing him as an IAS officer,” the police added. The police are also looking for associates who had helped Daniel in running the job racket.
Next: Expensive watches stolen in Pondy

Expensive watches stolen in Pondy
Puducherry: Burglars struck at a watch showroom on Anna Salai here and decamped with several expensive watches on Wednesday. However, the exact number of watches stolen by the burglars is yet to be ascertained.
According to the police, the incident came to light around 10 am when John, an employee of the showroom, found the locks on the shutters broken. On entering the showroom, he was shocked to find several expensive watches kept in glass cabinets missing.
John immediately informed showroom owner Saravanan (42), a resident of Natesan nagar. Mr Saravanan rushed to the spot and informed the police about the incident. A case has been registered.

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