BENGALURU: A 19-year-old youth was bludgeoned to death by his friend in a graveyard on Thursday night over a fight related to buying liquor. The incident took place in Ejipura and the Vivek Nagar police said that the accused, Mahendra, has been arrested. Mahendra was being harassed by the victim to buy him alcohol regularly which is said to have led to the murder.
The deceased, identified as Akash alias Chennai and a native of Tamil Nadu, was unemployed and living with his grandmother in Indira Layout. Mahendra, 23, is a habitual offender. Police said Akash forced Mahendra to buy him alcohol and threatened him. This harassment by Akash was a regular one and the duo had a quarrel over the same issue a few days ago.
Meanwhile, Akash had gone to his native to meet his parents and returned just two days ago. He told Mahendra that he was building his own gang to strike fear in the area and he wanted to control other rowdy gangs in the locality. Mahendra, upset over his behaviour, took him to the graveyard and made him consume alcohol and, attacked him with a blunt weapon and stabbed him.Mahendra said Akash had also snatched money from him several times to buy liquor and so he wanted to kill him off to escape further harassment.