Rowdy killed techie over road rage, held

Rowdy killed techie over road rage, held

Police have arrested a history-sheeter for the murder of a 25-year-old software engineer.

Police arrested Karthik for killing Pranay Mishra on Tavarekere Main Road in Madiwala early on Monday morning. Police shot Karthik in the leg when he got violent and tried to attack them.

Mishra, from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, was a resident of Suddaguntepalya near BTM Layout. He came to Bengaluru in 2014 and was working as a software engineer with an IT firm.

Police said Mishra accidentally hit a bike used by Karthik and another person named Arun on Tavarekere Main Road which led to an argument. Karthik and Arun demanded Rs 500 from Mishra who refused to pay up and rode off.

Karthik followed Mishra, waylaid him and stabbed him.

Police traced the suspect through the footage of a CCTV camera on a cellular phone tower. The police caught him when he was waiting near Huskur Gate.

When police tried to nab him, Karthik started throwing stones, injuring a policeman. At this point, police fired at him and managed to nab him, but Arun escaped.

DCP(Southeast) M B Boralingaiah said preliminary probe showed it was a road rage that led to the attack. There are cases of murder, robbery and break-in against Karthik. Police are looking out for Arun.

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