A 52-year-old man was hacked to death by four unidentified miscreants, who came in an auto, on Shampur Main Road near Devara Jeevanahalli.
According to police, the deceased Yousuf, a resident of KG Halli, who was a typist near BDA office, had come to Shampur on some work. The miscreants attacked him with machetes and iron rods on road around 6 pm as he was walking along. He was shifted to hospital by passers-by, but succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital. The attackers managed to flee.
Police said Yousuf was involved in a dispute over a site near his house in KG Halli with some members of a Masjid committee close by. The dispute over the property may have been the cause for his murder, police suspect.
Last year too, there were attacks on Yousuf where some people set his car on fire. Preliminary police investigations found the Masjid committee members’ role behind the incident. The case is still pending before the court, police added.
Man Arrested for Vendor’s Murder
Halasuru Gate police have arrested Santhosh (27) for allegedly killing one Vediyappa (64) on April 27.
According to police, Santhosh, who was drunk, had bought some fruits from pushcart vendor Vediyappa and paid for it with a `100 note.
Vediyappa asked for Rs 2 change and as Santhosh said he did not have it, an argument ensued. In the melee, Santhosh took out a knife and stabbed Vediyappan to death. According to police, cases of dacoity and murder have been booked against Sathosh at both Ulsoor Gate and Peenya police stations. He was recently released on bail.
18-year-old Student Ends Life
An 18-year-old college student committed suicide by hanging at her home on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, Divya, daughter of Chikkaramaiyya, a security guard, was studying BA in a government college near her home in Yelahanka 2nd Stage. After returning from classes on Tuesday afternoon, Divya hung herself.
Yelahanka police have registered a case of unnatural death, but are unsure why she took the extreme step. They suspect that a love affair gone wrong could be the reason for her suicide.