BENGALURU: A 23-year-old office boy of a private company was stabbed to death by a group of men at Kaggadasapura near HAL on Saturday night.
Relatives of the victim alleged that he was stabbed when he attempted to nab some chain snatchers in the area.
But police denied the allegation and said that no chain snatching incident was reported that day.
The deceased has been identified as Saikiran, a resident of Kaggadasapura, who worked in an air hostess training centre in Koramangala.
A senior police officer said, “After work, Saikiran had gone to a bar near his office with his friends to attend a party. They were under the influence of alcohol. Later, they dropped him near SCT College. Around 11.30pm, he was found lying in a pool of blood. A passerby rushed him to Bowring hospital, where he succumbed to death.”
According to Saikiran’s relatives, on Saturday night, a gang snatched a gold chain from a woman and escaped. Saikiran, who noticed them, tried to nab them. The furious gang stabbed him repeatedly and fled the scene.
A police officer said, “We are investigating the case from all angles. We have detained a few suspects for interrogation. We have also obtained CCTV footage to gather details of the assailants. The motive for the murder is yet to be ascertained.”