BENGALURU: A government employee who was under the influence of alcohol, allegedly pushed a man to death from the first floor of the police quarters in Nandini Layout following an argument. The deceased is Uday Kumar, a native of Maddur in Mandya district. He was working as a First Division Assistant at the office of the Directorate General and Inspector General of Police.
The accused Raju, a section officer at Vikasa Soudha and a native of Gokak in Belagavi district, has been arrested and charged under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). According to a police official, Raju was staying with another Vikasa Soudha employee, Vittal, at a guesthouse owned by an NGO. When Vittal was allotted a house at the police quarters, he also invited Raju to stay with him. They had been staying together for some time now.
On Wednesday, Vittal invited Uday, whom he knew from work, to the house to stay over. Uday however objected to it saying the quarters is too small and there was not enough space for three people to sleep, but he did visit the place. The three men then consumed alcohol after which Raju reportedly spoke rudely to Vittal for allowing Uday to stay in the house despite his objection. A heated argument ensued, which ended in Raju pushing Uday to death. Raju was arrested following the incident.Uday’s wife Gauramma and two children reside in Maddur. Nandini Layout police have registered a case and are investigating.