Karwar: In a tragic incident, Bhaskar Bandolkar, a resident of Ramanagar in Joida taluk, attempted suicide by setting himself on fire outside the Joida Police Station on Friday. Bandolkar alleged that he had been continuously harassed by the local police over a case, which drove him to take this drastic step.

Bandolkar was quickly rushed to a hospital in Belagavi for treatment. Following the incident, Uttara Kannada Superintendent of Police (SP) Vishnuvardhan visited the Ramanagar Police Station for an inspection.

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In a video clip reportedly recorded in the ambulance, Bandolkar accused the Ramanagar Sub-inspector (SI) of severe misconduct. According to Bandolkar, during an investigation five months ago, the SI confiscated Rs 3.5 lakh but officially reported seizing only Rs 30,000. Bandolkar claimed that despite informing the SP about the false report and the SI's actions, no disciplinary measures were taken against the officer. Instead, Bandolkar said he continued to face harassment from the SI for several months.

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Mumbai, Jul 22: A speeding Audi car, driven by a man allegedly in an inebriated state, rammed into two stationary autorickshaws in Mumbai's Mulund area on Monday, leaving four persons injured, police said.

The police arrested the accused, Dattatray Gore (43), a resident of Kanjurmarg, from his sister's house after he fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind, an official said.

The incident occurred around 6.15 am on Dumping Road, and the police later impounded the high-end car, he said.

The car rammed into two stationary autorickshaws, injuring two drivers and as many passengers. Their condition is said to be stable, the official said.

The police collected the accused's blood sample and sent it to Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory. It was found that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, he said.

A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Bhartiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS) and Motor Vehicle Act, the official said.

This incident follows a recent accident in Worli, where a BMW fatally struck a woman riding as a pillion on a two-wheeler.