BENGALURU: In a road rage incident, a 32-year-old driver was stabbed to death by a gang of unidentified men on JC road near Kalasipalya on Wednesday night. His 12-year-old son who saw the attack alerted his uncle before the police rushed to the spot. The deceased is Anand C, a resident of Cement Colony on JC road. He is survived by his wife and three kids.
The police said the incident took place around 10.30pm when Anand, who used to work as a goods vehicle driver, had just finished work. He was parking his vehicle near a shop, when he brushed it against two bikes accidentally. The bike owners charged and questioned Anand, and he allegedly verbally abused him. The duo got angry and returned with a large group of people who stabbed Anand on his chest, before his son Vishal.
A shocked Vishal called his uncle Arun Kumar, who alerted the police. Anand was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. Arun, in his statement, told the Kalasipalya police that the two bikers were not locally known in the area and may have been from a neighbouring locality. By the time he had arrived at the spot where Anand had been attacked, they had already fled.
Police probing the case have found no CCTV footage at the locality and they are yet to gather the details of the attackers. A special team has been formed to search for the gang based on the description of vehicles used by them.
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