BENGALURU: Two men, including the founder of a private school, were found murdered in separate incidents on Tuesday.
K N Rao (42) was found bludgeoned to death in his car in Avalahalli near Hoskote on the outskirts of the city late Monday night.
Rao, hailing from Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh, had started his own school two years ago after working with a private school in Hoskote. Rao was a resident of Marappa Layout in Avalahalli and is survived by his wife and eight-year-old daughter.
According to police, Rao’s wife went in search of him when he did not return home and discovered the blood-soaked body in the driver’s seat of the Maruti Swift car in an open area.
She immediately alerted the Avalahalli police who rushed to the spot with a dog squad and fingerprint experts.
“The assailants attacked (the victim) with a blunt object on the head and neck. The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained. We have obtained the phone call records,” a senior police officer said.
In another incident, a 25-year-old autorickshaw driver was found stabbed to death in Rajagopal Nagar on Monday night. Old rivalry is suspected to be the reason behind the murder. The victim Mani was a resident of Laggere.
Police said that on Monday evening, an assailant stabbed Mani with a sharp weapon and fled.
A passerby noticed him lying in a pool of blood and took him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
“We have obtained CCTV footage from the area to trace the accused. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mani had quarrelled with an auto driver Jeevan while picking a passenger at Peenya bus stop a few days ago, and he might be behind the incident. We are looking out for him,” police said.