Bengaluru: Two arrested for killing friend in broad daylight

Bengaluru: The Kamakshipalya police on Thursday arrested two people in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old man in broad daylight near Sunkadakatte Bridge on April 12.

The accused have been identified as Sharath Kumar S alias Suresh, 22, resident of Kamalanagar and Vijay L alias Vini, 24, a resident of Shivanahalli, Rajajinagar.

The deceased, Koteshwara Rao, 21, a resident of Kengeri was hacked to death by friends, who had asked him to come near Sunkadakatte bridge.

According to the police, the incident happened around 7.30 am. 

The accused, Suresh, Krishna, Vijay and their five friends called Koteshwara at 4 am and told him to come to Thotada Raste near Sunkadakatte bridge.

When the victim came to the spot with his friends, the accused attacked Koteshwara and his friends with lethal weapons. 

Koteshwara died on spot while two of his friends got injured and later hospitalized.

The victim's brother, Dhareshwar, had lodged a case against the accused. Based on the complaint, a special squad was formed under the guidance of Parameshwar Hedge, A.C.P, Vijayanagar Division.

A senior police official said Suresh and Koteshwara often used to fight over financial issues related to their business. 

They are now on the lookout for the other accused.

2 held for murder of 19-year-old 
Two people were arrested for murdering a 19-year-old youth, nearly a week ago, after he refused to part with his mobile phone and wallet in Byatarayanapura police station limits.

According to the police the incident took place at around 11 pm on April 12, near Nayandahalli metro station.

The accused have been identified as Saddam Hussein, 20, and Mohammad Shafi, 19, both residents of Gangondanahalli. 

The deceased, Rahul, a resident of Mallathahalli, was employed at a cinema theatre. 

According to the police, when Rahul was returning home from work the two accused accosted him and demanded his mobile and wallet.

When he resisted, he was stabbed on his chest and stomach and the culprits fled.

The police said the two accused were involved in many robberies in the city.

The Byatarayanapura police had registered a case and formed a special team to nab the accused. 

The two were arrested on Thursday. 

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