Friends murder money-lender

A 25-year-old money-lender was strangled to death by his friends who robbed money and his valuables in Parappana Agrahara on Monday.

The deceased, Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Kudlu, left home on Monday to buy food, but did not return. After waiting for two days, his mother Jayalakshmi filed a missing complaint with the Parappana Agrahara police. The police found Kumar’s body on Friday inside a stormwater drain.

An initial probe revealed that Pradeep, on his way back home, visited his friend Kulla Manja’s house for a chat.

Manja noticed Pradeep having a large ward of cash and hatched a plan to with his associates Madhu, Thimma and Gurumurthy.

The four men strangled Kumar to death and later wrapped his body in a plastic bag and dumped it in a stormwater drain before fleeing with Kumar’s cash, ATM card, mobile phone and scooter.

The police are searching for the accused, who are on the run.

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