Drunk men kill teen for shoving them during procession

Drunk men kill teen for shoving them during procession

A 19-year-old man was stabbed by four drunk men as he unwittingly jostled one of them during a religious procession on Patalamma Street in Adugodi, southeast Bengaluru, in the early hours of Monday. 

Venkatesh, a BPO employee from Ejipura, was dancing with his friends during an idol procession taken out as part of Rathasapthami around 1.30 am. Four men, all of them drunk, were dancing, too. Venkatesh unwittingly jostled and shoved one of them. The men got angry and picked a fight with him. 

In a flash, one of them took out a knife and stabbed him in the thighs, stomach and back. They also attacked his friends Prashanth and Louis, when they rushed to his rescue. 

The attackers then fled the spot. Venkatesh was taken to hospital, but he succumbed to injuries, said the Adugodi police. The police added that they had leads on the attackers and would arrest them soon. 

Man hacked over rivalry A man was chased down and hacked to death by a gang of eight men at Gollahalli in southeastern Bengaluru on Sunday night. 

Muniya, 25, a cab driver from Veerasandra village, was on his way to meet a friend when the men accosted him and picked a fight around 8.30 pm. As he started to run, they chased him down and hacked him with lethal weapons. 

     He was killed on the spot, said the jurisdictional Hebbagodi police. 

A relative of the victim, in a complaint to the police, has named one Nepali Manja and his seven associates for murdering Muniya over an old rivalry. Police said they had formed a team to arrest the suspects. 

Rs 15-lakh heroin seizedThe Central Crime Branch (CCB) has seized 750-gram heroin worth Rs 15 lakh by arresting nine men at Baba Sabarapalya in Kengeri on Mysuru Road in western Bengaluru. 

The sleuths raided a place in front of ICFAI Business School. The suspects are said to have told the police that they procured the contraband from peddlers outside Karnataka. They were trying to sell the drugs to college students and working professionals. 

The suspects are Shivachenna, Manu, Ranjith Kumar, Harish, Basavaraju, Lokesh, Guru, Chetan and Kumar K. 

The Central Crime Branch police said they had also seized a car, two motorbikes, 10 mobile phones and Rs 1,285 from them.  

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