news Monday, July 06, 2015 - 05:30
Image for representation purpose only 1. A couple belonging to different castes who had married against their parents' wishes were found brutally murdered at the their rented house in Hesaraghatta in the city on Sunday morning. The police found the body in a bad shape with their throats slit and found six stab injuries on the woman's body while more than 10 on her husband's. The police are on lookout for the woman's brother. 2. Two farmers - one each from Mandya district and Hassan committed suicide on Sunday after they were unable to repay loans that they had borrowed. Fifty-five-year-old Srinivas, a sugarcane farmer from Mandya had borrowed loans from private money-lenders and the sugar factories had not cleared dues of Rs two lakh, prompting him to take the extreme step. 3. Two young labourers died of asphyxiation on Sunday while clearing a manhole in Yelahanka New Town. The labourers were assigned to clear construction materials and other debris from manholes in the drainage system at a Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) project site.    4. A Mysuru-based businessman was arrested by the city police after he uploaded a video on Facebook falsely claiming that a murder had taken place in Garuda mall. It was later found that the video actually showed a murder in a mall in Sri Lanka. Garuda mall authorities filed a case of defamation with the police who arrested the businessman.   5. A Congress MLA has said that the government cannot take any action against Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao even if the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to probe the corruption allegation indicts him, as he is protected under the Lokayukta Act. He added that he would move a motion in the Assembly to amend the provisions in the Lokayukta Act.   6. Six Nigerian women were taken into custody for allegedly thrashing a BMTC driver and bus conductor. According to a Times of India report, the women beat up the conductor after he demanded that they produce Id cards for issuing daily passes.   
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