Rowdy hacked to death in Cottonpet

Rowdy hacked to death in Cottonpet

Rowdy hacked to death in Cottonpet

A rowdy, released from prison about 15 days ago, was hacked to death in full public view by suspected members of his rival gang in Cottonpet on Saturday. 

According to police, Jeevan alias Jeevendra, 28, a resident of Old Pension Mohalla, Cottonpet, was murdered at around 5.20 pm. 

He was near Masjid-E-Noorul Huda to meet some of his associates at 4 pm. He was walking in front of the mosque when four assailants accosted him brandishing lethal weapons. 

“He cried for help and fled into a congested lane on the 4th cross,” Mansur Ali, a tea vendor, told Deccan Herald.

The assailants chased him and pushed him down. Jeevan sustained head injuries as his head hit a brick. The assailants attacked him with lethal weapons. He died on the spot and was lying in a pool of blood. Jeevan sustained massive injuries on his head, chest, abdomen, hands and legs, Ali said. The assailants ran away through the 4th cross, got onto two bikes and fled. Local residents went inside their houses and closed the doors, while pushcart vendors left their belongings on the spot and went away. 

“We thought that it may be a gang war as Jeevan was the leader of a team of rowdies in the area,” said Ali.

Local businessmen downed shutters and fled as some associates of Jeevan reached the spot on hearing the news. The police rushed there and shifted Jeevan’s body to Victoria Hospital. They deployed additional forces and ensured that business outlets resumed operations.

Jeevan was a resident of KP Agrahara and was involved in two offences on Magadi Road. He and his associates chased and killed rowdy Guppa alias Gupendra in 2012. Gupendra was hacked to death in full public view on the 5th cross of Old Pension Mohalla. Jeevan was arrested subsequently and was sent to the Central Prisons, Parappana Agrahara, police said.

He was released from prison on December 4. The police had summoned him to the station and had warned him against indulging in criminal activities. He was married a year ago and had moved to Old Pension Mohalla.

Gupendra’s associates might have murdered Jeevan to settle scores, police said. There are definite leads and the police will arrest the suspects soon, DCP (West) Rajappa said.