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Accenture employee murder: Cops say road rage case, 1 held

Pranay Mishra, a 28-year-old from Odisha, was on his way to his girlfriend’s house early Monday when he was murdered.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published: October 11, 2017 3:23 am
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A DAY after an employee of IT firm Accenture was stabbed to death in Tavarakere area of southeast Bengaluru, police on Tuesday described the murder as a road rage case and arrested one of the two suspects.

Pranay Mishra, a 28-year-old from Odisha, was on his way to his girlfriend’s house early Monday when he was murdered.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) M B Boralingaiah on Tuesday said it was a road rage case. “A two-wheeler used by the suspects brushed against the victim’s two-wheeler. The victim shouted at the suspects, who were drunk, following which they chased him and attacked him with a knife,” he said.

Mishra was found lying on the road around 4 am by commuters. He was taken to hospital where he was declared dead.

Investigations revealed nothing was stolen from Mishra’s possession. “The investigation has shown that the murder occurred over a road accident and that no other issue was involved,” a senior police official said.

The DCP said the arrested suspect was employed as a mechanic with a fire extinguisher firm in the city. “He told us that the murder occurred over a road accident,” a police officer said.

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    Manish
    Oct 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    But if the goons wanted money.. they could have stolen it and rest of his possessions. Why leave it anyway? Just because they have n no.of cases filed against karthik.. accusing him n shutting down the case was an easy way out.. there surely is some personal enemity behind this murder
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      Jyoti Kumar
      Oct 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm
      Bangalore is a city sorrounded by illiterate Halli and palyas,it is no different than other cities where no proper police patrolling neither,anti social people are roaming around.So don't expect a crime free good city
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