Armed men hack rowdy to death

 A rowdy was chased by his rival members of his rival gang and hacked to death near Timber Yard Layout in Byatarayanapura, off Mysuru Road, on Friday evening.

The police identified the victim as Soma alias Lambu, 25, a resident of Byatarayanapura. Soma was involved in several crimes including murder, attempt to murder and dacoity.

Around 5.30 pm Soma came to an eatery to have kebab. Four armed men on two bikes came there and attacked him. He started running for cover, but the gang chased him down, attacked him with sharp weapons and fled the spot, said the police.

A profusely bleeding Soma was rushed to Victoria Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 8 pm. The police suspect that Soma was attacked over a rivalry. There are clues about the attackers and they would be arrested shortly, DCP (West) M N Anucheth told DH.

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