A day after the 19-year-old PU student Rakshith P stabbed his classmate Dayasagar to death in college toilet over an alleged love affair, the Bagalagunte police produced him before a magistrate.
The court granted the police’s request for Rakshith’s custody for five days.
During interrogation, Rakshith told the police that he texted Dayasagar the night before the incident and asked him not to message his girlfriend. Dayasagar responded rudely saying he would continue to message her and Rakshith could do whatever he pleased.
Irked by his response, Rakshith came the next day armed with a kitchen knife stolen from his house.
Around 8 am, the 14-year-old minor boy called Dayasagar to the boys’ toilet. When he arrived, both Rakshith and Dayasagar were having heated arguments over the latter chatting with his girlfriend on Whatsapp.
Though things did not degenerate into a physical assault in the past, the two boys had several skirmishes and had been extremely bitter with each other.
Amidst heated arguments, Rakshith fatally stabbed Dayasagar with the kitchen knife in the neck.
Rakshith will remain in police custody until February 4, after which he will be sent to Parappana Agrahara central prisons. The minor boy involved in the incident has been sent to remand home.
“The inquiry of the girl is not required in the investigation so far,” DCP north division Chetan Singh Rathor said.
“However, if we require her statement to get clarification on the motive of the crime, we may have to contact her,” he added.