Software engineer from Odisha stabbed to death in Madiwala

Software engineer from Odisha stabbed to death in Madiwala

A 28-year old software engineer was stabbed to death by unidentified people in Tavarekere in Madiwala in the wee hours of Monday.

The victim, Pranay Mishra, a native of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, was a resident of Suddaguntepalya near BTM Layout here. He had come to Bengaluru in 2014 and was working as a software engineer with an IT firm.

According to the police, Mishra had attended a party at one of his friend’s place and returned home around 2.30 am. Later, he had called his girlfriend and told her that he was coming to her place. Mishra left home after 3 am on his bike when he was waylaid by miscreants who attacked him with lethal weapons. Mishra sustained four stab injuries, one in the chest and three in the abdomen.

He lay in a pool of blood on Tavarekere Main road, near Chocolate Factory, until some passersby noticed him and informed the police around 4 am.

A neighbour managed to get Mishra’s phone and while he was trying to call his contacts, a woman called up on the phone and she was told about the incident.

The police rushed to the spot and shifted the victim to St John’s Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Preliminary investigation suggets that it is not a murder for gain as all his valuables, including his wallet, mobile phone and a gold earring were intact, the police said. The Madiwala police have registered a case of murder and are investigating it. Three special teams have been formed to probe the murder.

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