Police arrest two for attempt to murder

7:02 AM, Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Alake AttackMangaluru : The Central Crime Branch police on Saturday arrested two out of three persons accused of attempt to murder and robbery.

Acting on a tip off, officers headed by Police Inspector Valentine D’Souza arrested Shashi Poojary (23), resident of K.S. Rao Nagar, Mulki, and Dhanraj Poojary (23), resident of Patrakodi, Vamanjoorin the city. The two, along with another, had allegedly attempted to murder Lathish Naik near Alake Market on July 27.

Lathish, along with his friends Indrajit, Siddarth, Pratap and Mithun, was standing near the market. The three accused travelling in a car hit Lathish from behind. The trio later attacked him with swords and other sharp-edged weapons, causing grievous injuries. Indrajith, who tried to intervene, too was injured in the process.

The accused then fled the spot, but had to abandon the car after it developed technical snags. In a bid to escape, they waylaid Nischith, who was on a scooter scooter near Mannagudda, and escaped with his vehicle.

Separate cases were registered in Mangaluru East and Barke police stations following complaints from Lathish and Nischith respectively.Jewellery stolen

A woman, who was travelling by Lokamanya Tilak Express, was robbed of gold jewellery worth Rs. 2.3 lakh in the month of April. According to the police, Vedavati Shetty, from Chembur in Mumbai, had boarded the train in Mumbai at 3.20 p.m. on April 17. She reached Mulki at 6.15 a.m. on April 18.

When she reached home and checked her suitcase, her jewellery was missing. The case, which had earlier been registered in Mulki police station, had been transferred to Manipal police station on July 31.

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