QBengaluru: CM Flags Off Six-Coach Metro; Businessman Kills Wife

1. B'luru Businessman Held for Killing Wife and Injuring Children

A Bengaluru-based realtor accused of killing his wife and injuring his two children, was finally nabbed by the Kaggalipura Police on Friday.

On Thursday night, 42-year-old Sahana was found dead in her house in Bengaluru’s Jayanagar 4th Block.

Sahana’s neighbours, who heard gunshots at around 9.30 pm, had rushed to her home to find her lying in a pool of blood. Her husband Ganesh and their three children were found to be missing. The neighbours immediately called the Jayanagar Police, who registered a case of murder.

According to the police, Ganesh, who is originally from Sakaleshpura, had sold his coffee estate and moved to Bengaluru, where he began to work as a realtor.

(Source: The News Minute)

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2. BJP Opposes Proposal to Name Haj Bhavan After Tipu Sultan

A portrait of Tipu Sultan.

A requisition by Muslim clerics to the government to name Karnataka Haj Bhavan in Bengaluru after Mysuru warrior Tipu Sultan has kicked up a row with the BJP opposing the proposal, dubbing it another appeasement plan for minorities.
Wakf minister B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan on Friday said he has received the proposal to name Haj Bhavan after Tipu Sultan and a final decision will be taken after consulting Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

He also expressed hope that there wouldn’t be any opposition to the proposal as Haj Bhavan is an autonomous body, adding that Tipu Sultan Jayanti will be celebrated by the government this year too.

The minister’s statement has sparked off protests by the BJP. The foundation stone for Haj Bhavan was laid during former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s tenure and it was inaugurated in 2016.

(Source: The Times of India)

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3. CM Flags Off Six-Coach Metro Train

CM Flags Off Six-Coach Metro Train

The new six-coach Namma Metro train was flagged off by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy 45 minutes behind schedule on Friday.

BMRCL Managing Director Mahendra Jain said BEML, which is manufacturing the coaches, has promised that all coaches will be delivered by June 2019 instead of December 2019. “By June 2019, all 50 trains will be six-coach trains,” he said.

In the last one year, the number of trips made by Namma Metro has gone up to 298 from 216, he said, adding that the ridership has also risen to almost four lakh per day.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Skull, Tailor’s Label on Shirt Help Cops Crack Crime of Passion

Representational image of a crime scene. 

At first police were not even sure it was a case of murder as all they had was a human skull, a jaw bone, a leg bone and a few clothes found on a desolate stretch near Chikkanahalli village of Doddaballapura taluk, Benglauru Rural district. These were discovered four months ago and it appeared cold from the start, but the scanty evidence proved enough for police to solve the mystery.

On Thursday, police arrested a JCB operator for murdering his friend six months ago, hacking his body and scattering the remains in the wild. The skeletal and sartorial remains were found to be that of Shanta Kumar, 24, a resident of Aradeshahalli, near Devanahalli, and originally from Dandiganahalli in Tumakuru district, while his killer, Sridhar alias Shashi, is a resident of Chikkanahalli, near Doddaballapura. Sridhar confessed to killing Kumar on 3 January, 2018 as he coveted Kumar’s wife.

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Auto Driver, Who Was Awarded Death Penalty for Murder, Acquitted by HC

Karnataka High Court.

Awarded the death penalty for the murder of a woman by a lower court, an autorickshaw driver was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court.

Shafeen*, 33, was accused of raping and murdering a middle-aged woman in 2011. He was charged under Sections 302 (murder), 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence or giving false information to screen the offender), and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.

A Sessions Court in Bidar had acquitted him of the rape charge but convicted him under the other three sections. The judge had also sentenced him to death under Section 302, imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 and a default sentence of two years. Further, he was a sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for six and three years respectively under Section 394 and 201, besides a fine of Rs 10,000 for each; along with a default sentence of simple imprisonment of a year for each offence.

(Source: The News Minute)

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