September 9, 2014 6:23:57 pm
A 23-year-old realtor was hacked to death by more than a dozen miscreants in full public view on Tuesday morning in Kurubarahalli near Tavarekere on Magadi Road in the city outskirts.
The deceased was identified as H Arun, a resident of Kurubarahalli who had been named as an accused in a murder case registered by Nandini Layout police station and in a kidnap case at Nelamangala.
Police suspect he may have been attacked by his rivals. The assailants approached the victim while he was talking to a friend at around 9.30 am near Sri Rameshwara Temple. They had planned to install a Ganesha idol and were discussing the arrangements for it when around 15 miscreants arrived in eight two-wheelers and attacked him with lethal weapons. Arun sustained severe injuries and died at the spot. The assailants escaped in their vehicles.
The Ramanagara district police including jurisdictional Tavarekere police station staff rushed to the scene. They have taken up a case of murder. Superintendent of Police (Ramanagara) Anupam Agarwal formed many teams under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police Lakshmi Ganesh and Circle Inspector Yelagaiah to nab the accused.
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“We have definite clues about the miscreants. They attacked and murdered Arun over old rivalry. We suspect that money and real estate were prime motives,” an investigating officer said.
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