Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada District Collector, Mullai Muhilan, has announced that traffic on the Maravoor old bridge, located on the Mangaluru-Athradi State Highway 67, has been restricted. The statement was made in a press release on Thursday.

The Maravoor old bridge, a vital link for light and heavy vehicles traveling to the International Airport, is experiencing heavy traffic. However, due to the need for reinforcement of the foundation of its second pier, traffic restrictions have been put in place to ensure safety.

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The District Collector advised the public to use the new bridge until the old one is fully operational.

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Pune, Jul 22: A man and his friend were arrested for allegedly throwing the body of a woman in Indrayani river in Pune and flinging her two children into the waterbody as well when they started crying, a police official said on Monday.

The 25-year-old pregnant woman died when she was sent by her paramour and main accused, Gajendra Dagadkhaire, to Thane near Mumbai for an abortion, the Pimpri Chinchwad police station official said.

"On the way back on July 9, Dagadkhaire and his associate Ravikant Gaikwad threw the woman's body into the Indrayani river near Talegaon. When her children, aged two and five, started crying, the duo pushed them into the river as well. The woman was estranged from her husband and was in a relationship with Dagadkhaire, which resulted in her getting pregnant," the official said.

After the woman's mother approached police with a missing person complaint, a probe began, resulting in the arrest of Dagadkhaire and Gaikwad based on technical evidence, he said.

"The bodies of the woman and the two children have not been found as yet. Dagadkhaire and Gaikwad were remanded in police custody till July 30. Further probe into the case is underway," the official informed.