BENGALURU: A 22-year-old engineering student was stabbed to death by his inebriated hostel mate over a petty issue on Thursday night when the latter refused to shut the door to the common toilet.
The deceased Rohith (22), was an engineering student at East West College and the accused, Ravish (21), is a final year student of BA at Government First Grade College, Vijayanagar.
The incident occurred at Devaraj Urs Backward Classes Hostel in BEL First Stage. According to police, the incident took place at around 11 pm when Rohith was inside his room and Ravish, who had consumed alcohol entered and went to the toilet. When he came out, Rohith asked him to flush and shut the door as the foul smell disturbed the other students.
When Ravish refused, a fight broke out between the duo. In a fit of rage, Ravish allegedly stabbed Rohith, and another student, Amaresh, who came to rescue Rohith sustained minor injuries.
Hostel mates who saw Rohith lying in a pool of blood rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The body has been sent to Victoria hospital for post mortem. Byadarahalli police have arrested Ravish and investigations are underway.