A gang of unidentified men murdered a former history-sheeter in front of Thrishul Bar at Ramachandrapuram in Srirampuram police station limits on Friday.
The victim Dileep alias Dileep Kumar, 24, was a resident of Gouthamnagar in Srirampuram. Dileep was listed as a history-sheeter in 2010 and later his name was removed. He was involved in four cases and had spent nearly 18 months in prison.
According to the police, the incident took place around 3 pm when he had gone out with his friends to a bar. A gang of men barged into the bar and attacked him with lethal weapons and killed him on the spot. The police suspect that an old rivalry could be the reason behind the murder. It is said that a few suspects have been taken in custody in this connection.
Six Arrested for Murder
Within 24 hours after a habitual offender was murdered, the Mahalakshmi Layout police have arrested six people in this connection. Manikanta alias Larivaiah, 24, was hacked to death near J C Nagar in Kurubarahalli on Thursday evening.
In connection with this, the police arrested R Girish, 26, Avinash, 20, Nagaraja, 27, Santosh T, 21, Kumaresh, 21 and K Babu, 20.
Investigations revealed that they murdered Manikanta over old rivalry. Further investigations are on.
Mason Drowns in Lake
A mason drowned in a lake while immersing a Ganesh idol in Ramakrishna Lake near Chandapura on Wednesday. Pramod Das, 25, a native of Bihar, had come to the city two weeks ago. He was a resident of Hebbagodi.
According to the police, the incident came to light on Friday morning when Pramod’s body was found in the lake. Police said at 10.30 pm on Wednesday, along with 15 friends he had gone to Ramakrishna Lake to immerse a Ganesh idol. While all his friends returned, he had stayed back and got stuck in the silt, police said.