BANGALORE: In an incident reported at Srirampuram Hindu cemetery, two group of youths fought over fixing a drink and the scuffle ended in the murder of a 17-year-old youth. Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the murder. The victim Sharath alias Kulla, a primary school drop out, was a resident of Christian Colony in Srirampuram. The accused has been remanded in Juvenile Observation Home in Madiwala.
Police said that the locals were performing a ritual at the graveyard, and as per the tradition, they offered meat and alcohol to the dead. Sharath, reportedly had gone to see the ritual along with his friends. It is said that the group stayed back even after the ritual was over and in the evening, the accused too joined the group.
“The boy asked one of the victim’s friend to mix water with alcohol. Provoked at this, the two groups fought and the boy allegedly assaulted Sharath’s friend. When Sharath intervened, and questioned the boy, he stabbed Sharath. Although he was admitted to a hospital, he succumbed to injuries,” the police said.