Rowdy hacked to death, body lies unattended for 2 hours

Rowdy hacked to death, body lies unattended for 2 hours

A 29-year-old man with a criminal record was hacked to death by a group of unidentified assailants at Managanahalli Cross near Ullala, western Bengaluru, on Sunday night. 

Gurumurthy alias Murthy was found lying in a pool of blood in the early hours of Monday. 

A preliminary police investigation shows Gurumurthy came near a bus stop a while before the murder and consumed alcohol. A group of people picked a quarrel with him and attacked him with lethal weapons before fleeing in an auto-rickshaw. The murder remained unnoticed for two hours until some passersby saw the body and took him to the Victoria Hospital but it was too late. 

The jurisdictional Byadarahalli police suspect old rivalry behind the murder of Gurumurthy who lived in Chikkagollarahatti. He dropped out of a diploma college and took to crime.

The police said that he was involved in several murders and robberies. He was arrested by the Kamakshipalya police on a dacoity charge and had come out on bail a few days ago.

In total, he had 13 criminal cases at Annapurneshwari Nagar, Kamakshipalya and Rajagopalnagar police stations.