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Desperate lover kills girl friend hangs self

Somavarapete: In a tragic incident a youth killed his lover and committed suicide on the next day. The incident happened in Beluru Bane in Somavarpete in Kodagu district. The deceased girl has been identified as Ramya (24) resident of Kolekeri village in Napoklu in Madikeri. 

It is said that Mahesh (30), resident of Kenchammana Bane was in love with Ramya. But Ramya refused his love. Enraged by this Mahesh hatched a plan to kill Ramya.

Ramya was working as a nurse in a private hospital in Channapattana in Ramangar district. She took leave from job to visit her sister’s house. On Monday morning as Ramya was taking her sister’s daughter to the hospital Mahesh who was hiding in a bush indiscriminately stabbed Ramya on her neck, back, hands and shoulder. He threatened Nagaveni and Sunita who were accompanying Ramya. Later confirming that Ramya is dead the accused had fled away from the site.

Somavarpete police rushed to the spot and filed a case. Investigation was on. But on Tuesday December 23, Mahesh ended his life by hanging himself. The desperate lover who had killed Ramya under frustration must have regretted his act later and that forced him to take the extreme step, police said.
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Rider injured in Lorry-bike collision

Sidhapur: Rider injured in a collision between bike and lorry in Jyothinagar near here on Saturday December 20.

The injured person is Virupaksha, resident of Kodlipete and a teacher in Hosur government school near Ammatti. The incident happened while Virupaksha was on his way to school. The lorry moving from Sidhapur to Kushalnagar rammed over his bike.

He was rushed to the Sidhapur government hospital and after providing first aids he was shifted to Mysore hospital. A case has been filed in Chettalli police station.
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Need to save `Chikli hole’ from bad travellers

Kodagu, the land of river Cauvery.  It is considered as the Kashmir of South India, the land of soldiers and the haven of fresh clean environment. Beauty of Kodagu attracts travellers not only from India but also from abroad. Chikli Hole is among the hundreds of travel destinations in Kodagu. The Chikli hole (river) flows in `U’ shape during rainy season and attracts people towards it. But this treasure of nature is under threat due to human interference.

Pedestrians have to close their nose as foul smell emanates on the road which leads to Chikli hole. People throw chicken wastages beside this road which poses danger to the health of the local people. Crows and eagles continuously fly on the sky above this region.

Shattered liquor bottles:

Youth who come here for pleasure and spend good time have destroyed the beauty of this place. They break liquor bottles and dump it near the lake and even throw into the lake.

 Absent security:

Even though security has been deployed near Chikli hole by Cauvery committee it has remained just for name and salary sake. The security guard here makes money by threatening travellers and even parties with them.

Blind folded representatives:

Chikli hole is the water source for around two thousand acres of agricultural land. Officers pose in front of media cameras during rainy season while releasing water to the cannels. They then disappear only to appear when a minister visits the place. They don’t pay heed to the problems of this region.

This is the time for people’s representatives and officers to open up their eyes and minds to see and think about the problem that is eating Chikli hole. If they still maintain distance and avoid reacting to the problem this scenic beauty of nature, the water source of the farmers will extinct in no time.





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Notorious thief arrested by CCB police

Madikeri: Kodagu district crime branch officers arrested a person involved in many robbery cases in the district in Bekal fort in Kasargod and seized the stolen items.

T.H Abdul Khader, resident of Chettalli Malnod was hiding in Kerala. On credible information crime branch police raided the place and arrested the accused. Another accused in the case, Suresh, resident of Nanjarayapattana in Udupi was arrested by police a few days ago.

In 2012 the accused robbed the valuables from the houses of Ballaranda Kalappa near Chettalli and Aymanda Gopala of Maragod and in 2013 they broke into the godown in Vaddaramadu in Badaga Banangala and fled away with pepper.
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Food loving fake police arrested in Kushalnagar

Kushalnagar: Police arrested a man for fooling the hoteliers by posing as police and filling his belly with tasty foods in various hotels. The fake policeman is identified as Pratap alias Kiran, resident of Chettalli, a bus cleaner by profession.

He used to visit the hotels in Kushalnagar and after having stomach full of food avoided paying bills and used say that he is a police and the staff from the police station will pay the bill later. It is said that after the arrest Pratap had told that he is not looting valuables from the people and was only trying to quench his hunger. A case has been filed at Kushalnagar police station.
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Man who killed his father arrested

Kushalnagar: A man accused in his father’s murder was arrested by police here. The man was absconding after the incident.

The arrested person is Vishwanath, resident of Kabbinagadde in Rangasamudra. On Monday he in drunken state argued with his mother and in the process hit on the head of his father Basava (65) with wooden log. Basava died on the spot and Vishwanath went absconding.

Police commissioner Varthika Katiyar guided the operation to nab the accused and arrested him in Kushalnagar. Station inspector Anup Madappa, constables Chandru, Narayan Shetty and Joseph were present during the operation.
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Accused in son’s murder case hangs himself

Madikeri: Man who went absconding after killing his son has ended his life by hanging himself. The deceased has been identified as Somashekar Nayak. He was interrogated by the police on November 17 in connection with the murder of his son Yashwanth. 

Yashwannth managed to give a slip from police custody but later his body was found hanging nearby his house in Chettukaya. Police and the magistrate Annapoorneshwari visited the spot. The body has been sent for post mortem.

Yashwanth son of Somashekar was missing since many months. Locals had suspected foul play behind his missing. An anonymous letter received by Yashwanth’s younger brother and a relative stated that Yshwanth was murdered. Police arrested Somashekar and interrogated him but he managed to escape from the police custody. It is said that Somashekar had earlier killed his wife too.



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Foreigner dies of heart attack in Sidhapur

Sidhapur: A foreign tourist died due to massive cardiac arrest on Thursday November 20 in Sidhapur. The deceased has been identified as Richard Ivan Esterd (70) a citizen of England who came to India along with his wife and was staying in a resort in Sidhapur.

On Thursday morning he suffered a cardiac arrest and was immediately rushed to the hospital, but he breathed his last on the way.

Richard along with his wife Petricia Esterd had come to India on November 15 and on November 18 they reached Kodagu and were staying in a resort here since two days. After the post mortem in Sidhapur hospital the dead body was taken to Mysore to perform last rites. A case has been filed at Sidhapur police station.



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