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Two minor girls went missing: Love angle suspected

Padubidri: Two girls who were residing here in a rented house went missing. Family suspect that they might have eloped with their lovers.  Drakshayini (16) daughter of Manappa Badigera resident of Gadaga and his sister Shankaramma’s daughter Kavery (16) are the two who went missing.

It is said that the duo had went to a fair in Lingapayyanakad in Karnad with their mother. But later they went missing from the place.

The family of the girls were residing in rented house in  Labour colony  in Padubidri. The family members searched for the missing girls in relative’s places and in the village but during this it was learnt that the two youths, Rudrappa and Basavaraj from the neighbourhood also went missing. The family of the girls suspects that the girls might have gone with the boys and filed complaint in Mulky police station.
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Police arrested two persons for spreading foul smell in Hejamady

Udupi: Padubidri police have arrested two persons for spreading foul smell in the vicinity of Hejamady near Mulky and produced them before the court.

The arrested are Muhammed Amjad Khan and Moidin Khan both are the residence of Uttar Pradesh. They were working in Karnataka Traders in Suzlon industrial area. The accused were running a scrap shop and were accumulating various types of chemicals from different companies. This has caused the foul smell in the region. People had complained against this and police along with tahashildar raided the spot and arrested the duo. They also disposed the barrels filled with various chemicals. 










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Three persons of same family drowned in Kaup beach

Padubidri: Five persons of a family drowned in the water at Kaup beach on Saturday October 25. Locals rescued two persons. Later dead body of one person was recovered and search is on for the remaining bodies. A group of 12 people of one family from Karkala visited Kaup beach on Saturday evening. Family members Harishchandra, Prajwal, Jagadish Rao and Sunil went for swimming. In an adventurist move they swam very far away from the shore. Soon they were drowned in the water. 

Locals jumped into the sea to save the lives and they managed to rescue Prajwal and Harishchandra. But others were lost in the water. After searching for one hour body of Jagadish Rao (36) was found to the north of Kaup light house. Search for the remaining bodies is on.

Jagadish Rao was the resident of Ummarbettu and was working in a photo lamination shop. A father of two Jagadish Rao’s dead body was floating on the water near the light house. Chandan, a native of Bangalore noticed the body while he was swimming near the light house. He pulled the body to the shore and informed the others. Harishchandra and Prajwal both students of SSLC were admitted to Prashanth hospital in Kaup.

Harsha (14) who is still missing is the only son of Harishchandra and Bhagirathi and was a high school student in an English medium school in Bangalore. The family came to Mangalore to celebrate Diwali and were about to leave to Bangalore on Sunday morning. But as fate had it Harsha was drowned in the water  and his mother still in mental shock. Another person Sunil (32) who was also drowned in the water was working in Vishnumurthy Garage in Malpe.

Locals blame authorities for their failure in installing any safety measures in the beach. Lakhs of rupees had been spent on developing Kaup beach. But it lacks safety measures. In a period of one year more than ten tragedies had happened in the beach. Beach friends committee and locals had many times urged the authorities and local representatives to install some safety measures in the beach. But all the cries have fallen on deaf ears. Neither government nor district administration has taken any action to upgrade the safety measurements in the beach.  As for the present incident a case has been filed at Kaup police station.

Report and photos by: Balakrishna Poojary Ucchila.

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Boys and girls meet in the beach: Locals hand them over to police

Padubidri: Hindu activists handed over a group of boys and girls who were roaming around in Kadipatna beach here on Friday October 17. The girl from Kanjarakatte came to the beach along with her friends, at the same time local boys who belonged to another community arrived in bikes showed suspicious behavior, it is said.

Two groups which came to the beach started passing hand signals. Locals noticed this and informed to the Hindu activists who came to the spot and took a task on the group. They later handed over the youths to the police. The youths were heard saying, `we are friends and do whatever you want to do’, due to this a tense situation prevailed in the region, a local explained. Padubidri police took the youths under their custody and later called their parents and allowed them to go home after taking a written latter from them.


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One dead in Lorry bike collision in Padubidri

Padubidri: One person was dies on the spot as a speeding lorry rammed over his bike in Karkala national highway at around 1pm on Tuesday September 30.

The detail about the deceased person is not available yet. The rider was on his bike with registered number KA20 Q 1538 when the lorry which was plying with great speed and negligence hit the bike in the back, said eye witnesses.
The impact of the accident was so intense that the bike rider was thrown off the bike and slammed over the road; he sustained brutal injuries on his head and died on the spot. Padubidri police arrived at the spot and the deadbody was shifted to the government hospital.  A case has been lodged at Padubidri police station.


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