Padubidri: Rs 4.5 lakh from an ATP machine located in MESCOM office here were stolen on Tuesday night.

A group of miscreants broke open the ATP machine located at Shri Mahadevi building in Padubidre and made away with Rs. 4.5 lakh.

Tuesday, being the market day of the town, a large number of bill collection was done in the ATP machine. Therefore, it has been suspected that the miscreants planned to rob as per the market day.

Police and Dog Squad have visited the spot and launched the investigation.

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Mangaluru: In another case of suspected Dengue, a 19-year old student died on Friday taking the toll of Dengue in Dakshina Kannada District to 11.

The deceased has been identified as Madhushri, a student of private college in Mangaluru.

Madhushri was admitted to a private hospital in the city due to suspected Dengue fever and was discharged just three days back.

She was again rushed to hospital on Thursday late night when she complained of chest pain. However, she passed away on Thursday after not responding to the treatment.

Health officials have denied Dengue to be the cause of her death and added that she was cured of Dengue while being discharged from the hospital.

The officials further added that she had developed lungs infection which caused her death.