BANGALORE: Two persons were murdered in separate incidents in the city on Monday night. In an incident reported in Chandra Layout, a push cart vendor and a customer engaged in a brawl and one person was killed on the spot. The incident was reported near Mudalapalya Circle in Chandra Layout police station limits.
The victim, Ravi, 26, was a cab driver. His friend, Mahesh, was also attacked by the miscreants and is hospitalised.
According to police, Ravi and Mahesh went to a push cart stall for dinner and ordered food. Kantha, the owner of the stall, allegedly took time to serve the food. Irked by this, the duo picked up a quarrel and assaulted him. Enraged by this, Kantha along with his associates, Chandan, Rohit, Srikanth and Pradeep, stabbed the duo. Ravi was killed on the spot while Mahesh, who was stabbed in his thigh, sustained severe injuries.
Passersby informed the police and shifted Mahesh to a hospital. Reportedly, police arrested four persons in connection with the incident while Chandan, who is said to have stabbed the duo, is absconding.
In another incident reported in Rajagopalanagar, Venkatesh, 32, an accused in a murder case, released on bail, was murdered in Lakshmidevi Nagar. He was an accused in the murder case of one, Kappe Ramesh, and was also allegedly involved in a few robbery and extortion cases. Police said that he was a habitual drunkard and had gone near Slum Board quarters on Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, some passersby noticed his body lying in a pool of blood and informed the police. Unidentified miscreants had stabbed him and slit his throat. The exact reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained.
“It is said that he had a quarrel with a security guard and had slapped him. It is suspected that the guard could have killed him. The possibility of old rivalry leading to the murder cannot be ruled out,” police added.