BENGALURU: Pawan Kumar (26), an employee of a travel firm who was stabbed to death by a trio, lay in a pool of blood for nearly half an hour. The people gathered around and neither called for an ambulance or alerted the police after the attack, said a local.
Pawan was stabbed in the chest and neck by the assailants before he collapsed. His spectacles were lying near his left hand. However, the attackers did not touch his car. The two men who attacked him had intended to kill him and were constantly abusing him, said an eyewitness.
Pawan, son of Vishwanath, a resident of Vinayakanagar in Chikkabidarakallu, called his friend Maruthi over phone after he was attacked. It took nearly 30 minutes for Maruthi to reach the spot, but by then Pawan lay motionless.
Then Maruthi alerted some of his other friends and one of them went to Pawan’s house and brought the father Vishwanath to the spot. In the meantime, police too arrived at the crime scene. “I do not know why no one rushed Pawan to a hospital nearby quickly. It was surprising,” the local added.
Police have seized the mobile phones of Maruthi and Pawan to gather information of the call records. A team of police officials inspected the crime scene and the body was later shifted to Victoria Hospital.
He had a big circle of friends
Chandrashekar, a relative of Pawan, told Express, “I met him often and guided him on his career. He was a very responsible person and his brother Praveen Kumar was very attached to him. Their father Vishwanath, a businessman, toiled hard for his older son Pawan and younger son Praveen, who is an archer and has been selected at the national level.”
“Pawan was brilliant and recently joined a private travel agency. He had a good grasp of all subjects. He was very sociable and easy-going. He spoke well and was close to the extended family and he had a big circle of friends. When I attended his funeral at Peenya on Tuesday, I realised he had earned the love of many people but I never expected that someone will kill him over a trivial issue and it shook me when I heard the news.”
“He never interfered in any issue and was concentrating on his career,” Chandrashekar added.