One man, 25 cases, finally jailed for seven years
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One man, 25 cases, finally jailed for seven years

January 31, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: He has 25 cases on his head and was continuing his crime-spree till now. The long arms of law has finally caught up with him and he has now been handed a jail term of seven years. 

Nagendra is just 34 and the cases booked against his name include theft, murder and attempt to murder. 

The case in which he was nailed by law is robbery where he robbed a woman of her gold jewellery on the pretext of arranging a suitable marriage alliance for her son. 

 Nagendra is a resident of Tummanerale village in Mysuru taluk. 

On May 23, 2014, Nagendra had taken Mallajamma of Dattagalli on his bike (KA-09-EU-9785) to meet a girl as Mallajamma was looking for a suitable alliance for her son. 

While proceeding on the road leading to Suttur from Varuna village, Nagendra took Mallajamma to a deserted place where he brandished a knife and threatened Mallajamma and fled with a 40-gram gold chain, a pair of gold earrings weighing 5 grams and Rs. 600 cash.

A shocked Mallajamma somehow reached Mysuru and lodged a complaint at Mysuru South Rural Police Station. The Police registered cases under IPC Section 392 and 397 and arrested Nagendra. 

The then Mysuru South Rural Police Circle Inspector Gopalakrishna had submitted a charge-sheet to the Court which had a list of all the crimes Nagendra had committed. 

City’s Third Additional District and Sessions Court Judge K.S. Bharathkumar found Nagendra guilty and sentenced him to five years jail and fined him Rs. 5,000 under IPC Section 392 and seven years jail and Rs. 5,000 fine under IPC Section 397 for robbing Mallajamma. Nagendra has to undergo the highest jail term.

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Public Prosecutor Vasanthi M. Angadi argued on behalf of the Government. It may be recalled that the then Mysuru Rural Sub-Division DySP Vikram Amate had also conducted an investigation in this case.

Accused involved in 25 cases

Before looting the woman, accused Nagendra was earlier involved in 25 other cases. Nagendra, who was earlier working as a security guard at TVS Factory near Nanjangud, had joined hands with his father and had broke open the lock of a room in the factory and had stolen Rs. 19.05 lakh cash in 2010. This case is still pending in the Court. 

The 25 cases also include two murder cases in Bilikere Police limits, an attempt to murder case in Mysuru South Rural Police limits and dacoity cases in Devaraja and Nazarbad Police limits among other cases.

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