A senior citizen who lived alone in an independent house in south Bangalore was murdered and robbed by two persons including one of his tenants on Monday morning. The co-incidental nabbing of one of the accused while he was attempting to use a bank debit card belonging to the 65-year-old victim at a petrol pump on the outskirts of Bangalore on Monday evening led to the discovery of the murder and the arrest of one of the two accused.
The victim Narasimhan G Iyengar, a businessman, lived alone at his residence at the Kamakya Layout in South Bangalore as his wife and two children were living in Europe. He was murdered by one of his tenants Chandru and his friend Raveendra around 5 am on Monday morning, police said.
Raveendra had been arrested while attempting to buy fuel after alert staff at a petrol station informed the police that Raveendra was typing in the wrong passcode while attempting to use a stolen bank debit card.
Police said that Chandru was a gambling addict who plotted to kill and rob his landlord to pay his debts. He sought his friend Raveendra’s help and the duo allegedly entered the victim’s house in the early hours of Monday.
During sustained interrogation by the Chikkajala police about his suspicious behavior at the fuel station, Raveendra admitted that he was involved in a murder in Bangalore that morning, police said.
The Chikkajala police passed on information to their counterparts in south Bangalore and the murder was discovered. Bangalore police has arrested Raveendra for the murder and efforts are still on to find the tenant Chandru. The body of the victim was shifted to a hospital pending the arrival of his wife and children.