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Missing family finally traced in Madikeri: Mystery continues

Kasargod: Police have finally succeeded in tracing the family which had gone missing from Bellige in Balekkala here nearly a month-and-a-half ago.

The family has been traced in Madikeri and brought back to Badiadka.

Uday (35), his wife, Prema (20), their children, Srijit (4) and Sangeeta (2), Prema's younger sister, Ramya (15) had gone missing without a trace on May 15. A case was registered in Badiadka police station by Prema’s mother Chandravathy.  

The police started a search operation and according to their mobile phone signal police had traced the family in Ujire, Dharmasthala, Udupi and in other places. But when police reached the spot the family used to elope and hide in some other place.

A special team led by Kasargod DySP was formed to hunt down the family. Finally, with the help of the cyber cell, the family was traced. As the missing persons' mobile phones were switched off, the police had difficulty in locating them. Finally the family has been traced in Madikeri.

But the mystery behind their disappearance still not solved and a thorough interrogation will bring the truth out said a police officer.



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School Day Celebrated by Blossom English Medium School

Madikeri: Blossom English Medium School celebrated its school day function. D.C Tiwari asked people to join hands in the development of the school. Fundamental necessities for the school will be provided and necessary work to build a new building will be processed in 20 days. Also he informed that proposal is sent to the government, to open P.U College.

Zilla panchaya CEO M.Koorma Raj said that students when learn with dedication, hard work and interest can gain victory.

Member of one of the founder of the school, Satyanarayana said officers club was established in 1984, and in 1987 they opened nursery. Later primary and high school were opened. Many students of the school achieved success in various fields he said.

Muncipality president Julekabi, B.B. Pushpawathi,DDIP Y.R.Basavaraju ere present. Prize distribution ceremony was there for the winners at the cultural program.

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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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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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Two arrested for murdering the youth in Parane

Madikeri: Rural police have arrested two persons in connection with the murder case of Dinesh  at Kirandadu village in Parane on November 4. The arrested are identified as Chottera A. Eerappa of Kunjilageri village and Derana Ayyappa of Bavali village. Another accused Biddanda Jeevan is still absconding.

The accused had shot dead Dinesh who had owned a shop in Parane. The scooter on which Dinesh was riding and his dead body were later found in a nearby coffee plantation. A complaint was lodged by deceased father and police started investigation.
On questioning the two suspects they revealed that the crime was committed on a trivial issue. They confessed that Biddanda Jeevan was trying to take on the ownership of the shop owned by Dinesh and hatched a plan to kill Dinesh.

 Eerappa and Ayyappa came to Kirandadu. They waited for Dinesh to arrive and shot at him. As first bullet was misfired they again tried and this time Dinesh was hurt and died on the spot. They then grabbed the gold chain from his neck, two mobile phones and dumped the body in the nearby plantation.  They later even participated during the last rites of Dinesh.  But police arrested the duo and had spread a net to nab the absconding accused.
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Cruel woman kills dog puppies

Kushalnagar: Humans are most civilized animal on this earth. But are they equally merciful towards other dumb animals? The incident that took place in Koodige definitely answers this in negative.

A cruel minded woman poisoned dog puppies which were just crawling on their feet.  The accused lady Rukmini had poisoned the dog which had gave birth to four puppies. The mother dog died soon after consuming the poison while the four puppies who fed the milk of the mother dog were also had fallen ill and died one by one on the next day.

The reason for the inhumane act was that the dog was trying to catch the chickens which belong to the lady. As a result of poisoning five dumb animals lost their lives.

The owner of the dogs lodged a complaint in Kushalnagar police station but of no use. Locals were shocked and cursed the lady for killing innocent dumb animals. 

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