6 held for killing man during procession

Six men have been arrested for murdering a young man who had accidentally jostled one of them during the Rathasapthami procession in Adugodi, southeast Bengaluru, recently. 

Police identified the suspects as Rajesh, 23, Vinay Kumar, 22, Vinay, 24, Hemanth Kumar, 22, M A Abhishek, 22 and Murali M, all residents of Adugodi.  Five men — Santhosh, Venkatesh, Leon, Prashanth and John, all residents of Ejipura — had gone to Adugodi to witness the Rathasapthami procession on the night of February 14.

 Around 1.30 am, they started dancing during the procession. Four other men, all of them drunk, were dancing, too. Venkatesh accidentally jostled and stepped on the feet of one of them. The men got angry and picked a fight with him and attacked his friends. He bled profusely while three others were also injured. Venkatesh was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries some time later, the Adugodi police said. Based on a complaint, the police arrested the suspects. 

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