3 MBA students killed in car accident on NICE Road| Bangalore Mirror Bureau
Three MBA students of the Alliance University in Anekal were killed in a car crash on the NICE corridor near Begur Koppa Bridge around 7.30 am on Friday. Five students of the university were in the car at the time, of which two survived the crash.
All the 4th Semester students were coming from the Bannerghatta Road side towards Electronics City. All the deceased are girls, and one boy and a girl are the injured.
Police said the boy, Praveen Chakravarthy, who was behind the wheel, lost control of the vehicle when he was trying to answer a call. The students had hired a rental car and were coming to the college. They had gone to one of the girl’s house at Arakere for group studies, as their exams begin next week.
The deceased are Harsha Srivastav, of Andhra Pradesh, Shruthi Gopinathan Nair from Kerala and Arshia Kumar from Jharkand. The injured are identified as Pavit Kohli and Praveen Chakravarthy from Tamil Nadu. The police have detained, Praveen. The rental Ford Figo car has also been seized.
Arshia and Harsha died on the spot while Shruthi died while under treatment at a private hospital on the Bannerghatta Road. Pavit is said to be out of danger.
“Praveen was not under the influence of alcohol. We suspect that Praveen while driving received a phone call and while trying to answer the call, he lost control and veered to the extreme left and the car toppled. The car was dragged to nearly 50 metres. The families of the deceased have been informed,” said an officer.
Madhusudhan Mishra, Registrar, Alliance University, told BM, “The MBA 4th semester classes were suspended after the incident. A passerby called the college after he saw the accident. College staff rushed to the spot and saw that two students had died.”
3 girls on way to college killed after car topplesTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bengaluru: Three MBA students, all girls, were killed and two of their classmates were injured when their car toppled on NICE Road at Koppa Gate, near Hulimavu, south Bengaluru, around 7.30am Friday.
Arshia Kumari (from Andhra Pradesh), Harsha Srivastava and Pavita Kohli (both from Jharkhand) along with Sruti Gopinathan (from Thrissur, Kerala) and Praveen, a JP Nagar resident from Bengaluru who was at the wheel, were heading to their college, Alliance School of Business, Chandapura, when the accident occurred. The fourth-semester students were about 23-24 years old.
Arshia and Harsha died instantly. Sruti succumbed to her injuries later in hospital. Pavita and Praveen are under treatment at a private hospital and said to be out of danger.
Quoting Pavita, police said Praveen was speeding and did not heed their pleas to slow down. “The students in the Ford Figo warned Praveen against speeding as there was time to reach college. When Praveen’s mobile phone rang, he applied the brakes and tried to steer the vehicle to the left when it toppled and hit a cliff adjoining the road,” a police official said.
Accident: Trio seated in rear bore the brunt
Arshia, Harsha and Sruti, seated in the rear, took the brunt of the impact. Pavita, who was in the front, and Praveen, suffered minor injuries.
Hulimavu traffic police rushed the injured to a hospital with the help of locals and NICE Road patrol personnel. Police seized the car, which is attached to a car rental company, and have summoned the owner for inquiry.
“We’re not sure whether Praveen hired the vehicle or knew the owner and took it informally. We’ll know the details once the owner meets us,” the officer said.
Harsha and Arshia, who stayed in a PG accommodation near their college, had come to Pavita’s flat on Bannerghatta Road on Thursday evening for a sleepover. Praveen picked up the three girls and drove to Hulimavu, where Sruti Gopinathan stayed.
The bodies were shifted to Victoria Hospital for postmortem. Police informed parents of the girls about the tragedy. Sruti’s postmortem was conducted in the evening and the body handed over to her elder sister, Soumya. The bodies of the other two girls are in the mortuary and their autopsy will be done once their families arrive, police said.
The dangers of over-speeding and using a mobile phone while driving cannot be over-emphasised. The tragic death of three students who fell victim to this lethal combination is yet another reminder that motorists must stay well within the speed limits and ignore the ringing phone until safely parked by the roadside. While it’s no surprise that young people are virtually tethered to their cellphones, drivers must exercise extra care not be in a tearing hurry to answer a call. While traffic police can run awareness campaigns about it, it’s finally up to us to follow rules andsave lives.
Partying techie falls to death from 9th floor in Bengaluru
Gautam Kumar, a software engineer, was partying with his friends and consuming alcohol when he lost his balance on the balcony and plunged to his death
A software engineer reportedly died after he accidentally fell from the ninth floor of an apartment building in Bellandur, Bengaluru, on Thursday, March 1.
Gautam Kumar, a senior software engineer in a private firm in the IT city, was partying with his friends and consuming alcohol when he lost his balance on the balcony of the building and plunged to his death.
Kumar, a native of Patna in Bihar, shared the apartment with these friends and they were reportedly having a Holi party. He is said to have gone to the balcony to attend a call. “When we were drinking, he received a phone call and went to the balcony. We heard him talking over the phone. So we did not go near the balcony. But even after 15 minutes when he did not come inside, we went to see what happened. He wasn’t there. So we peeped over the railing and found him lying in a pool of blood,” his friend Saurav told the New Indian Express.
The friends immediately alerted the building’s security guard and called for an ambulance. Kumar was rushed to the hospital but was declared brought dead. The body was then shifted to St John’s Hospital for an autopsy.
Kumar’s sister Swati, who lives in the Nagawara area and is a business analyst, was informed of the incident and she has now filed a case with the Bellandur police. However, no allegations have been made against the friends and she said that they had no differences.
She also explained that Kumar was unmarried and often drank excessively. She too said that he was drunk and lost his balance on the balcony, eventually falling to his death.
The police have also scanned through the CCTV footage of the building and do not suspect any foul play. Any form of negligence has also been ruled out.
“Safety measures were found to be in place in the apartment block and no negligence was found to be the cause of the mishap. Everything is recorded in the CCTV camera and the deceased person’s family statement is also recorded,” an officer added.
The incident comes a few months after another techie in the IT city fell from the terrace of an office building. Geethanjali, a 27-year-old IT professional, fell from the 10th floor of her office block at Cessna Business Park near Marathahalli.
While it was initially thought to be an accident, police later suspected that she had taken her own life. They said that Geethanjali had searched for ways to kill herself, as per her phone records.
“We found that she had searched for most effective ways to commit suicide and had looked for tablets. She had searched for their names and the quantity that should be consumed to kill oneself. All these emerged from the internet search history of her cellphone,” the police told the Times of India.
1,267 MURDERS REGISTERED IN 2017
In 2017, a total of 1,267 murder cases were registered in the State in which 697 men and 549 women were killed. The corresponding figure of murder cases in 2016 was 1,328 where 683 men and 659 women were killed.
This shows that there was decrease in reporting of murder cases as well as total number of persons killed in 2017 compared to 2016. During 2017, there was reporting of 306 dowry deaths, 115 due to personal vendetta or enmity, 71 due to love intrigue, 50 due to property dispute and 32 murders for gain.
There was no reporting of single death due to violence related to communalism or castesim in 2017.
Similarly, five deaths occurred due to extremists activities in 2017 against 11 in 2016. Out of registered 1,267 cases in 2017, 643 cases have been charge sheeted and 381 cases have been shown as likely to be charge sheeted.
The percentage of detection of murder cases in 2017 was 84.4 per cent including the likely to be charge sheeted cases.
During 2017, 1,589 accused persons were arrested in murder cases.
Realtor shoots wife after spat
TNN | Updated: Mar 4, 2018
LUCKNOW: A property-dealer shot his wife in Vikas Nagaron Friday night after a spat over a trivial issue. Police said the accused was drunk when he picked up a fight with his wife.
Police said that the accused, Suresh Pal Singh (55) of Sector 5, Vikasnagar, had a tiff with his wife Kirti Singh (50) on the evening of Holi over the choice of clothes for their son Shashwat. In a fit of rage, an inebriated Singh picked up his double barrel gun and shot Kirti in her stomach and fled in his car along with the gun. The family members rushed Kirti to KGMU Trauma Centre where she succumbed.
Shaswat told police that he is pursuing engineering from an institute in Noida and had come home for Holi. “Around 4 pm, when my mother wanted me to wear clothes of her choice, my father got angry. When they started fighting, I left the room. A little later I heard a gunshot. I rushed inside and saw her lying in a pool of blood,” Shashwat stated in police complaint. CO Mahanagar Anurag Singh told TOI that efforts are on to nab Singh.