BANGALORE: A 35-year-old HR manager working with a multinational company was murdered at his house in Iblur on Sarjapur Road on Saturday night. Assailants slit his throat before ransacking his house on the eighth floor of Sun City apartments.
Sourabh Rastogi, a native of Lucknow, got married to Ankitha five years ago. The couple had been residing in the apartment for the last two-and-half years.
Police said the incident took place late in the night when Sourabh was alone at home. His wife, who was visiting her brother in Pune, repeatedly tried to reach Sourabh, but got no response.
Anxious, she called one of her relatives, Mrunal, who stays in the same apartment complex, and asked him to check on Sourabh.
Mrunal went to the house, but got no response when he knocked on the door. Assuming that Sourabh was asleep, he returned to his house. In the morning, Mrunal was again asked to go to Sourabh’s house. When he found the door still locked from inside, he grew suspicious and informed the police. Police immediately rushed to the spot, broke open the door and found Sourabh’s body lying in a pool of blood. Police said there was no sign of forced entry and added there could have been more than one assailant.
A senior police officer said they were now waiting for Ankitha to tell them if any valuables are missing. Police are also looking in to Sourabh’s call records and footage of CCTVs in the apartment.
It is said that some people had telephoned Sourabh and asked if they could meet him at his house. “We are investigating the case from all angles,” a police officer said, adding that they are not ruling out the possibility of murder for gain.