Security guard murders friend; stages it like suicide

A security guard killed his friend over a financial dispute and hanged his body to make it appear like a suicide last Wednesday.

The incident happened in a shed in Bannerghatta Road near Mico Layout signal.

However, the postmortem report of the victim Ravindra Bahaddur Jatera revealed that the death was due to asphyxiation caused by a combination of throttling and ligature strangulation.

Police took up the unnatural death as a murder case and arrested the victim’s friend Raj Bista (30) on Tuesday.

Bista told the police that he borrowed money from Jatera (27) a few months ago and did not pay it back. Jatera demanded the money.

On May 08, Bista visited Jatera’s shed when the latter’s family was away at his native place. The two had heated exchanges over the money and Bista strangled his friend to death and left the place after hanging the body to the ceiling.

Jatera’s relative, identified as Bir Bahaddur, came to his house and found him hanging. Based on his complaint, the Adugodi police arrived at the spot and sent the body for postmortem.

The postmortem report revealed that the death was due to strangulation and ruled out suicide. Police sub-inspector Roopa CA probed the case further and zeroed-in on Bista, the last man to have spent time with Jatera before his death.

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