Crime file: Scamsters dupe engineer; 18-yr-old driver beaten to death, and more


Scamsters dupe engineer
U. Sudhakar REddy 
Hyderabad: A complaint has been filed with Mahankali police regarding a Malaysian job racket in which the victim alleged that he was duped by cheats who promised him a health and safety officer job overseas. He said the cheats posted the fake advertisement of a reputed oil company in Malaysia on a job portal.
A Saudi returned engineer from Secunderabad sent his resume and paid Rs 50,000 as processing fee only to know that the job offer and work permit were fabricated.
After having doubts the victim checked with the bank and found the account with SBI Mehidipatnam was registered in the name of one R.K. Enterprises which exists only on paper. Mahankali police suspects it to be a Nigerian fraud.
The victim J.N. Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Kalasiguda said, “I received a fake offer letter on mail congratulating me that I have been selected as Health and Safety Officer in the  EPC Oil and Gas Company of Malyasia on September 4 and they asked me to consult Triways Travel Network for processing.
They sent me a fake job permit visa, ID card and residency permit claiming to be that of the company via mail. A person calling himself Mohammed Fatal phoned me and asked me to deposit Rs 50,000 as processing fee. He gave me an account number stating that his local agents will help in the transfer of funds.
I paid the money to the R.K. Enterprises account in SBI’s Mehidipatnam branch through online transfer. Later, Fatal called and asked me to deposit Rs 1.25 lakh more as emigration charges. I got doubts, checked the address and found it to be false,”
The cheats created fake ID cards and residence permits in the name of EPC Oil and Gas Company. The victim lodged complaint with the Mahankali police who are yet to register a case.The police suspects the case to be a typical Nigerian fraud.
Next: 18-yr-old driver beaten to death

18-yr-old driver beaten to death
Chennai: An 18-year-old autorickshaw driver died after being beaten up by unidentified persons in the early hours of Sunday near Sholinganallur.
Police sources identified the victim as Sasipal, a resident of Tsunami Colony in Semmenchery, who was found in an unconscious state on the passenger seat of his vehicle on Rajiv Gandhi Salai around 3 am by a police team on patrol.
The victim, who had visible injuries on his head and body, was shifted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for treatment, where he succumbed later in the evening. Semmenchery police registered a case and are investigating further.
Next: Two held for sexual assault on 6-yr-old

Two held for sexual assault on 6-yr-old
Udupi: A driver and conductor of a school bus were arrested by Manipal police for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl in Manipal. 
The girl, going to a nursery school in Manipal, was sexually assaulted by driver Sukumar and conductor Sudhir on September 16 when she was being taken home in the school bus.
A complaint was filed on September 21 and the accused were arrested immediately.
Next: Fed up with job, CISF constable hangs self

Fed up with job, CISF constable hangs self
Bengaluru: Two people, including a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) police constable, committed suicide in separate incidents reported in Yeshwantpur police station limits.
Pawar Sheetal Pandit, 24, is the CISF constable who hanged himself in a room at V.K. Lodge opposite Yeshwantpur Railway Station. The police said that he committed suicide as he was not happy with his work.
A native of Sangli district in Maharashtra, he was working at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu. He had taken 15 days’ leave from August 30 and gone to his hometown. On September 17 morning, he came to the city by train and had also reserved a bus ticket to Neyveli the same night, as he was to report to duty the next morning. 
He checked into a room at the lodge in the morning and did not take the bus to Neyveli, the police said.
“The next morning, he made a part payment to the lodge and stayed back. On Sunday morning, a room boy, who took the newspaper to his room, sensed foul smell and knocked on the door. As there was no response, he peeped through a window to find him hanging from the ceiling fan. The lodge management informed the police.
“He was last seen on September 18 and it is suspected he might have killed himself on September 19. The body had started decomposing. He has left behind a suicide note stating that he was taking the extreme step as he was not happy with his work and unwilling to work anymore,” the police said.
In another incident, Jahnavi alias Jaanu, 22, was found hanging at her grandmother’s house in Muthyala Nagar in Ramaiah Colony on Sunday morning.
The police said that Jahnavi was a native of Tumkur and she was staying at her grandmother’s house for the last few years. She had completed BBM and was working at a travel agency in Gokulam. 
On Sunday morning, she went upstairs on the pretext of washing clothes. As she did not come down for breakfast, her brother went up but did not find her. “There was a room on the terrace and her brother knocked on the door but there was no response. 
He peeped through the window and found her hanging from the beam in the roof. He broke open the door, brought her down and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead,” the police said.
The reason for the suicide is yet to be investigated.
Next: 7-yr-old drowns in uncovered sump

7-yr-old drowns in uncovered sump
Bengaluru: A seven-year-old boy accidentally fell into an uncovered sump and drowned in Malathahalli in Tavarekere police limits on Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as Shivu, the youngest son of Marappa, a contract labourer. The family hails from Raichur.
Eight months ago, Marappa shifted to Bengaluru along with his wife and two children, and began working for one Nagraj in an under-construction building in Malathahalli in Tavarekere. Marappa and his family stayed in a shed next to the building.
However, three months back Marappa began working elsewhere but continued to stay in the same house.
The police said that on Sunday Marappa had gone to visit a friend, while Shivu and his brother stayed home with their mother. Around 4.30 pm Shivu went outside to play, but didn’t return.When darkness set, the family panicked and began a search. Around 8.30 pm their neighbour discovered the boy’s body in an uncovered sump near their home.
Police suspect that the boy must have fallen while playing and drowned. A case of negligence has been registered against the mason in charge of the building, and Tavarekere police are investigating.
Next: 11 held for murder of forester

11 held for murder of forester
Nizamabad: Nizamabad police arrested 11 persons on Sunday in the sensational murder case of Indalwai forest range officer R. Gangaiah. Of the 36 suspects, police picked up 11 and remaining 25 are absconding.
The main accused and CPM Dharpallly mandal   secretary Vadde Bhasker alias Shivarathri Bhasker, 46, and other   accused belonging to  Nallavelli village and KK thanda in Dharpally mandal were apprehended at Sirnapally railway station, while they were trying to escape.
Police also seized two tractors, an autorickshaw, sickles and axes from   them. which were allegedly used in the murder.
The arrested were identified as Vadde Ramulu alias Shivarathri Ramulu, 40, Mandula Muthyam, 32, Mandula Pedda Sailu, 35, Golla Mallesh alias   Radharapu Mallesh, 35, Makkala Chinna Venkati alias V. Chinna Venkati, 50, Shivarathri Prasad alias Vadde Prasad, Singajogi Pochaiah, 45, Mandula Lingam, 25, all residents of Nallavelli village and Badavath Gopal alias Lambani Gopal, 40, of KK thanda in Dharpally mandal.
SP K.V. Mohan Rao said that the accused had confessed   to the murder stating that they committed the murder as forest officers were preventing them from cultivating forest lands.
The SP said that around 40 people assembled near the forests of Nallavelli on September 14 night with lethal weapons. CPM Dharpally mandal secretary Vadde Bhasker dragged the FRO Gangaiah out of the jeep and killed him with axes and sticks.
Next: Three held for damaging ATM door

Three held for damaging ATM door
Chennai: A drunken rendezvous proved costly for three youths, one of them a college student, as th­ey ended up being arr­e­sted after they were caught damaging the glass doors of two ATMs and allegedly attacking a security guard in the Tripli­c­a­ne area in the early hours of Sunday.
The arrested were identified as Abdul Sahib, 23, a final-year BBA student of a college in Royapettah, Riyaz Ali, 23, who works as a home décor agent, and Imran, 28, who runs a travel business. All the accused are from the Triplicane area, the police said.
Police inv­e­­stigations revealed th­at the three got dru­nk and pelted stones at the glass doors of an Axis bank ATM on Ayyavu street in Tripl­i­cane around 5 am on Sunday.
Having got his leg injured by a glass piece, Abdul sat near the first ATM while the other two youths went to another ATM on Ellis road and indulged in the same activity and also allegedly attacked sec­u­rity guard Selvaraj.
Next: Tiruchy passenger caught with gold

Tiruchy passenger caught with gold
Chennai: For the second consecutive evening, customs officials in Chennai seized 1 kg gold biscuit worth Rs 34 lakh, from passenger Saza Fasi (32) of Bengaluru, who reached the city airport at 5.15 pm in an Air India Express flight from Tiruchy on Saturday.
On Friday, a Karnataka native was held smuggling 2.1 kg gold in the Singapore to Chennai flight that makes a stop at Tiruchy.
Airport sources said the customs officials were on keen vigil and when they checked Saza Fasi they found one gold biscuit kept hidden inside his vest.
“He had stitched together two vests and had hidden the single gold biscuit, weighing 1 kg, in it. He was wearing a shirt over that,” the sources added.
While the customs officials seized the gold and arrested the passenger, they are now on the hunt for the source of the gold and how it reached the person who boarded the flight at Tiruchy.
Next: 2 rowdies held by city police

2 rowdies held by city police
Chennai: The anti-gangster squad of the Chennai city police on Sunday arrested two history-sheeters, who had earlier been imprisoned under the Goondas Act, near Kodungaiyur.
A team, headed by inspector Rathnavel Pandian, ar­r­e­sted the accused, identifi­e­­­d as Pannerselvam al­ias Kodungaiyur Pann­e­er, ne­ar his residence. The other accused was identified as Sakthivel of Kasimedu.
According to a release by the city police, the two accused have a long history of attempted murders and extortion cases.
Of the two, Sakthivel is the son of a notorious criminal based out of north Chennai, ‘Maalaikan Selvam’. The accused has four attempt to murder cases against him in Manali, R.K. Nagar, Fishing Harbour and Royapuram stations, the release said.
Police sources said the other accused, Panne­r­selv­a­m, was associated with notorious criminals ‘Vell­ai’ Uma and Chinna Kesav­ul­u and is now out on bail after a sessions court sentenced him to seven years in an attempt to murder case in 2004.
He was also involved in an extortion case in 2010, the release added.
Next: Illegal liquor unit in rice mill busted

Illegal liquor unit in rice mill busted
Chennai: The Tiruvallur district police busted on Sunday an illegal liquor-manufacturing unit masquerading as a rice mill near Thiruvalangadu and arrested three persons including a couple.
The incident came to light when a patrol team stopped a car near Sevappettai on Saturday night and recovered 12 boxes of fake liquor from it.
The couple who were in the car, Suresh, 28, and Ramya, 25, of Valliamapet, were interrogated and they led to a rice mill in Varadapuram, near Thiruvalangadu.
Police investigations revealed that the illegal liquor-manufacturing unit, with a bottling unit, was hidden on the premises of the rice mill.
The police recovered more than 23,000 liquor bottles that were ready to be sent to other states and some Tasmac outlets in Tamil Nadu.
A similar number of empty bottles, labels and raw materials were also recovered from the site, they said. The seized products should be worth around Rs 50 lakh, the police surmise. A mini-van used for transporting the bottles and two cars were also recovered.
According to the police, the unit has been running for almost six months now.
They arrested the owner of the unit, Jaganathan, 37, and the couple that was transporting the liquor. The other workers escaped from the unit.
The police have registered a case and are investigating if the arrested persons have any other illegal units in the state.
Next: Councillor held for gambling

Councillor held for gambling
Chennai: The Kancheepuram police on Saturday night arrested 17 people, including a councillor of Chengalpet municipality, for allegedly indulging in gambling. The police identified the arrested as Govindan, AIADMK councillor of ward number 24 of the municipality.
Based on a input a team led by the DSP raided the house of Govindan and found that he was running a gambling den on the terrace of the building. The police also seized Rs 13,300 from the arrested gamblers.

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