Lovers end life after girl’s mother commits suicide
Bengaluru: A 22-year-old teacher and her lover committed suicide by hanging at their friend’s residence in Nalkhambha village, near Kaggalipura, Ramanagara, on Sunday morning soon after they came to know that the woman’s mother had ended her life.
Police clarified that Shanthamma, the woman’s mother, killed herself after she realized her daughter Divya had eloped with Venu Gopal on Saturday.
Kaggalipura police said Divya, a teacher in a private school and Venu, 26, a bill collector, both residents of Huliyuru Durga in Tumakuru district, fell in love and informed their parents about it. But the elders raised objection to the relationship, following which they came to the city. Venu contacted his friend Sridhar over mobile and asked for his address. Sridhar, who was not aware about Venu’s relationship with Divya, gave him the address. The duo reached his house around 10pm and Sridhar was shocked to see Divya with him. His sister initially declined to allow them inside, but later was convinced to allow Divya in. Venu slept outside the house.
On Sunday morning, Sridhar’s brother-in-law advised Venu to return home and marry Divya only after convincing their parents. Venu agreed and switched on his mobile in the morning and called his friend. The friend told Venu that Divya’s mother had committed suicide.
Shocked, both Venu and Divya decided to end their lives. They locked themselves inside the room and hanged themselves from the ceiling, police said.
When they did not open the door for more than 30 minutes, Shridhar broke open the door and found their bodies. TNN
Engg student dies as SUV rams lamppost
Friend Hurt In Palm Beach Road MishapGEORGE MENDONCA
Navi Mumbai: A third-year engineering student was killed and his friend, a 21-yearold LLB student, sustained severe injuries after an SUV they were travelling in crashed into a street lamppost on Palm Beach Road on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased, Shreyansh Behati (21) was a Vashi resident. The injured, Jessica Joseph, who studies at a Nerul college, too resides in Vashi. She has been admitted to ICU at Fortis Hospital in Vashi.
Seawoods traffic unit incharge API Nandkumar Kadam said, “The crash was so severe that the SUV’s engine got dislocated and landed 50 metres away on the Vashi carriageway near Sagar Darshan Society in Nerul. The damaged speedometer shows a reading of 120kmph. It is yet to be ascertained if the SUV veered off the road due to a tyre burst or speed.”
Sub-inspector Harshal Babar said, “The two car occupants were rushed to NMMC hospital by Uran policemen, who were passing by. Passersby helped the police remove the duo from the mangled SUV. They were trapped in the car. Relatives of the youth shifted him to MGM Hospital in Vashi and the girl was shifted to Fortis.”
Dr Trupti Rathod, medical superintendent at Fortis (Vashi), said, “Joseph has fractured her leg bone. Even her hands have major wounds. She is in a semi-conscious state.”
5 friends killed in Mumbai car crash
Mumbai: Five former colleagues who met at the wedding reception of another exco-worker were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree on the Mahim-Palghar Road in the early hours of Wednesday. The accident, which occurred on the pitch dark, desolate stretch around 3am, was discovered three hours later. The victims were returning home after attending the wedding in Vadrai, a fishing village in Satpati. The celebrations had continued late into the night.
Viraj Vetal (25), a Palghar resident who was helping his father in his transport business, offered to drop his former colleagues Nilesh Tamore (25), Kiran Pagdhare (30), Dipesh Pagdhare (24) and Santosh Bahiram (27) to their respective homes in Tarapur, Vadrai, Satpati and Palghar, respectively.
They had all worked together in a pharmaceutical company earlier. While Viraj later joined his father’s business, others took up other jobs.
Satpati police suspect that the car was speeding at over 140kmph. Viraj is believed to have lost control of it and banged into a huge banyan tree at Patil Pada in Mahim village, around 7km from Vadrai. The car was found dangling on the edge of a dry nullah next to the tree.
Such was the impact of the crash that even the air bags could not save the car’s occupants. The accident came to light around 6am when constable Prakash Raut of Satpati police was on his way to work. Raut said he called for an ambulance and the bodies were taken to a rural hospital. Danish Khan, a pot seller in the vicinity, said he had heard the sound but could not see anything as it was dark.
A case has been registered against Viraj under IPC sections 304A for causing death by negligence, 279 for rash driving, 337 for causing hurt and 338 for grievous hurt, and Section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Man who killed his techie wife was accused in don’s murder
Bizman Was Acquitted For Want Of ProofTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Karwar: Chandrakanth Kondli, the Bengaluru-based businessman accused of killing his techie-wife Akshata and burning her body in the forest, has a past steeped in gore and gang war. Kondli, who is from Karwar, was the prime accused in the murder of underworld don Dileep Naik in the coastal town a decade ago.
Kondli and the other accused were acquitted by a court in that case for want of evidence. His arrest on Saturday by Bengaluru police has brought to the fore his involvement in the bloody gang wars of the early 2000s, when the Mumbai underworld got into the fray to control the port and surrounding areas of Karwar. The gang wars had resulted in the murder of then Congress MLA Vasant Asnotikar.
The main accused in the MLA’s murder was Dileep Naik, who was part of the Ashwin Naik gang in Mumbai.
Of the four sharpshooters who had killed Asnotikar in Karwar, three were killed in different encounters in Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai; one was arrested and is still lodged in Karwar jail.
Dileep Naik hailed from Karwar and had business interests in Karwar and Mumbai. After Asnotikar’s murder, he fled to Iran and was later arrested. Two years later, he got bail on health grounds.
The simmering discontent between Dileep Naik and his rival gangs led to another round of gang war in Karwar and the name of Chandrakanth Kondli alias Chandru came up prominently in that case. At that time, Kondli was working in a hotel in Karwar and in 2004, he and four others allegedly killed Naik at Cutinho Road in Karwar when the don had gone for his morning walk. Naik was attacked with rods and sharp weapons and was run over by a jeep, the prosecution had alleged. But Kondli and others were acquitted of all charges by the sessions court for want of evidence.
Since then, Kondli has been seen in the company of powerful politicians in the districts and is dreaded by local residents. Years later, he shifted base to Bengaluru and reportedly started a hotel business along with some politicians. However, he did not give up the criminal links from his past, sources said, and was often used by his acquaintances to terrorise their rivals and settle money and real estate disputes.
Bar owner murders techie wife, burns body and misleads police
Bengaluru: The husband of a 29-year-old woman, who was reported missing, and his associate were arrested for murder, destruction of evidence and misleading the police.
Chandrakanth S Kondali (38) strangled his wife Akshatha at their flat in SMS Elite Apartment in Kempapura on January 6. He tried to dispose of the body by taking it across the border to Tamil Nadu and burning it at a remote place.
Married for 10 years, Kondali and Akshatha fought frequently over his suspicions that she was having an affair. Working as a software engineer for Wipro, Akshatha quit her job in December and had plans to join another IT firm by January 15 and wanted to tour north India with her friends in the meantime.
Kondali ran a bar and restaurant named Silver Spoon in Shantinagar. The couple’s four-year-old son stayed with Akshatha’s parents.
After strangling Akshatha to death, Kondali called up his associate Rajvir Singh, who worked with him at the bar, with the instruction to rent a car and bring it to the apartment’s basement.
When Singh arrived with the car, they wrapped Akshatha’s body in a blanket and laid it in the boot. Asking Singh to drive to Tamil Nadu, Kondali spoke to him constantly on the phone, directing him to find a remote place to burn the body. Singh drove to an isolated spot in Shoolagiri in Hosur district, doused the body with diesel and set it ablaze.
Singh then drove to north India with Akshatha’s mobile phone, which he turned on regularly. On January 7, the Shoolagiri police received information about a woman’s burnt body, and booked a case of murder and attempt to destroy evidence.
Kondali gave contradictory information about Akshatha’s disappearance to her parents, who live in Sahakara Nagar.
He told Akshatha’s mother, Rekha, that she took
Rs 50,000 and had gone on a trip to north India.
Despite believing it at first, Akshatha’s parents grew suspicious when they failed to receive a call from her from January 7. Her brother asked Kondali why Akshatha did not pack her clothes or wore her slippers.
Having not heard from her daughter for 18 days, Rekha complained to the Sampangiram Nagar police, prompted by Kondali, who said Akshatha disappeared after taking
Rs 50,000 from him.
During the probe, the police found that Akshatha’s phone was active in several states over a period of time.
It also appeared odd that only Akshatha’s parents were keen about finding the missing woman, while Kondali seemed indifferent.
When Akshatha’s family revealed their suspicions about him, the police took Kondali for questioning on February 5, and he confessed to the crime.
They took him and Akshatha’s parents to Shoolagiri, where they made a positive identification of her body with her clothes and other personal effects.
The police also arrested Singh, and confiscated Akshatha’s mobile phone and the car he used for the crime.
Bizman fell at staffer’s feet, paid ₹25,000 to dispose of wife’s body
Bengaluru: Businessman Chandrakanth S Kondli, 38, who was arrested last week for allegedly murdering his wife Akshatha, had paid Rs 25,000 to get his employee Rajvinder Singh, 24, to dispose of the body.
A police officer said Kondli literally begged Singh and fell at his feet to convince him into disposing of the body. Singh had initially declined to oblige, considering the risks involved. But Kondli reminded him about how he had helped him when he landed in Bengaluru looking for a job six months ago.
Singh was grateful to Kondli as the latter had given him a job at his bar. Kondli would also take Singh along wherever he went, the officer said. Kondli was confident that Singh would do his bidding and chose him for the job.
Kondli, a partner in Silver Spoon Bar and Restaurant in Shantinagar, called Singh on his phone on January 6 night, and asked him to come to his Kempapura-Hebbal home urgently. Hours earlier, the businessman had allegedly smothered Akshatha, a former Wipro HR official, to death with a pillow. The couple was drinking and partying at home. Police say Kondli suspected his wife of infidelity.
Singh said he was shocked when Kondli told him that he had murdered Akshatha and required his help to dispose of the body. “Singh initially refused to execute the plan as he feared arrest and the fact this could defame his family. Singh’s elder brother is a soldier. He, however, relented after Kondli fell at his feet,” the officer said.
Kondli asked Singh to take the body in the car and burn it in a forested area. He gave his friend’s car to Singh and also Rs 25,000. Now in jail with his employer, Singh continues to be loyal to his master. “Singh requested us to let Kondli go and only arrest him. He declined to reveal any information and relented only after Kondli asked him to tell everything,” a police officer said.
The murder came to light after Akshatha’s mother Rekha filed a missing person complaint. Police picked up Kondli for questioning and he soon spilled the beans. Kondli was an accused in a murder case registered in Karwar in 2004, but was acquitted in 2011.
Bar manager behind bars after he kills his techie wife
Murders his wife, a techie, at his home; friend dumps her body in a forest in Tamil Nadu| Bangalore Mirror Bureau
A bar manager allegedly murdered his 30-yearold wife, a techie, and made his friend dispose of the body in a forest in Tamil Nadu. The deceased has been identified as Akshatha, a resident of Hebbal. Her husband Chandrakanth S Kondli, 32, along with his partner in crime, identified as Rajvinder Singh, 24, have been arrested.
According to police, strained relationship between the couple over the victim’s alleged illicit relationship led to the murder. Though the incident happened on January 6, the murder came to light only recently. The police said the accused had made his friend Singh roam around across the county with the victim’s mobile phone by keeping it on as a ploy to divert attention. When calls were made to her number, it kept ringing, which made her kin and the police investigating the case think that she was alive and could have gone somewhere to teach her husband a lesson. According to relatives and police, the couple had frequent fights.
“Chandrakanth killed his wife by strangulating her after a heated argument at their apartment in Hebbal on January 6. He immediately called his friend Singh to his apartment and got the body disposed. Singh took the body in his car to Kamandoddi forest area at Shoolagiri in Krishnagiri and burnt it by pouring diesel However, Chandrakanth stayed back at his apartment. After disposing the body, Singh then travelled to Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh by taking the victim’s mobile phone,” said an officer probing the case.
Chandrakanth was sure that the police would come knocking at his doors so he made Singh roam around the country with his wife’s mobile phone by keeping it on. When she went mysteriously missing, her mother and others started calling her. However, the phone was ringing, but never answered. The victim’s mother thought Akshatha could be travelling.
“Akshatha’s mother filed a complaint of missing with the SR Nagar police three days after the murder. Though the murder happened at the couple’s apartment in Hebbal, the case was investigated by the SR Nagar police as the complaint was filed there. Her mother, while filing the complaint, said that her daughter had gone to meet Chandrakanth in SR Nagar on January 6 to take some money as she was planning a trip to North India. Since then, she was not to be seen,” Chandra Gupta, DCP (Central) told Bangalore Mirror.
The SR Nagar police then found out about the strained relationship between the couple. The police then started quizzing Chandrakanth and the victim’s mother who kept changing her statements.
“Looks like her mother, who is suspected to have known about the murder, tried to hush up the matter. The victim is said to have been caught red-handed by her husband while being with another man. Based on this information, the police started grilling Chandrakanth and finally he confessed to the crime. When the accused visited the police station a few times to know the progress of the case, the police started suspecting him,” the officer said.
Further interrogation led to the confession. The Tamil Nadu police found the body in Shoolagiri and on January 7 itself.
City bizman kills techie wife, burns her bodyTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bengaluru: Acity-based businessman was arrested on Saturday for smothering his 29-year-old wife to death nearly a month ago and getting her body burnt in a forest area near Hosur. The victim, Akshatha, was working with the HR department of Wipro until December.
Chandrakanth S Kondli, 38, was arrested along with his accomplice Rajvinder Singh who burnt the body and misled the cops, for a short while, by travelling with Akshatha’s cellphone to Punjab. Kondli is a co-–partner of Silver Spoon Bar and Restaurant in Shantinagar. The special team probing the case reached the forest area on February 2 and recovered Akshatha’s half-burnt body.
Kondli and Akshatha were married for 10 years and they lived with their four-year-old son in Hebbal-Kempapura’s Vinayaka Layout. Akshatha hailed from Sirsi and Kondli from Karwar. Although she was reported missing since January 6, the bone-chilling crime came to light only on Saturday after the Central Division police arrested the culprits.
Husband, aide cooked up story to cover up murder
Initially, we thought it was the case of a missing person,” DCP (central) Chandragupta said. Kondli told police that Akshatha and he had consumed alcohol on the night of January 6 and a heated argument broke out between them after he accused her of having an extra-marital affair. In a fit of rage, Kondli smothered her with a pillow.
Their son was away that night, with his grandmother who lives in Sahakarnagar.
Realizing that he had killed his wife, Kondli called his bar employee Rajvinder Singh home and directed him to dump the body in some distant place and destroy evidence. They shifted the body to a car hired by Kondli from a rental firm. While Kondli remained at home, Singh took the body to Kamanadoddi forest near Hosur, and burnt it.
Later, they together cooked up a story. Fearing that police would suspect foul play, Kondli handed over Akshatha’s cellphone to Singh and ordered him to go to his hometown in Punjab. The next morning, Kondli told his mother-in-law Rekha that Akshatha had fought with him the previous night and had left the house. Rekha remained quiet, thinking that her daughter would have gone to a friend’s house and would return once she calmed down. But Rekha began to worry when her calls to Akshatha went unanswered.
“The phone rang every time, but it was never answered. I was sure something had gone wrong. When I confronted Kondli, he told me that Akshatha had taken Rs 50,000 from him and could have gone on a tour,” Rekha told police. She lodgedacomplaint on January 23.
DCP Chandragupta said: “A special team started questioning Kondli and they found several contradictions in his replies. Subsequently, Kondli opened up.” Kondli told police that Akshatha’s phone was given to Singh to make everyone believe that she was alive and touring. Police succeeded in bringing Singh back to Bengaluru and arrested him. The duo will be taken into police custody for another round of questioning.
UP encounters: Top cop backs police force but tells seniors to keep eye on juniors
The state police chief’s remarks come at a time when the Yogi government has been issued notice from the National Human Rights Commission with regard to the rising number of alleged encounter deaths. Written by indian express Meerut | Published: February 11, 2018
State police chief O P Singh on Saturday exhorted his force to continue their crackdown on alleged criminals, while at the same time asking officers to keep an eye on their subordinates. Speaking to media on his first visit to Meerut after assuming command of the state police, Singh said, “Criminal elements will not be spared.” He said top performing cops in each district will now be rewarded every month.
Fisherman found dead after chase by police in Chennai
Chennai: A fisherman was killed during a police chase and an alleged attack on him at Kasimedu harbour in Chennai on Friday night. Fisherman Thamilarasu (35) of CG Colony, Kasimedu and his friends were said to be playing cards on a boat docked at Kasimedu harbour on Friday night. Kasimedu policemen, while on rounds, tried to apprehend them. Police chased the fleeing fishermen and a cop allegedly threw his lathi at them, a fisherman said. “The impact of the lathi injured Thamilarasu’s eye and he subsequently fell into the sea and went missing,” the fishermen alleged.
Police and local fishermen found his body onshore later. Meanwhile, the news of Thamilarasu’s death spread among other fishermen and they protested on Saturday morning, seeking action against the policemen who had allegedly chased Thamilarasu.Thamilarasu’s wife Deepika and relatives refused to allow the post-mortem and demanded a government job. However, police officers pacified the agitators.