Sunday, October 28, 2007

Quarrel on road leads to man’s murder

Quarrel on road leads to man’s murder

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: A quarrel that broke out following a minor road accident ended in the murder of a 25-year-old two-wheeler rider near the K.R. Puram bridge in the early hours of Saturday.

The police gave the name of the victim as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Udayanagar on Old Madras Road and an employee of a granite polishing unit.

On Friday night, Vijay Kumar had been to his employer Vinod Kumar’s house in Banaswadi to attend a function. While returning home after dinner around 12.45 a.m., Vijay Kumar rammed his motorcycle against a stationary multi-utility vehicle (MUV) at Kanakanagar near the K.R. Puram bridge.

Two occupants of the MUV picked a quarrel with Vijay Kumar and assaulted him. When the latter retaliated, the other two telephoned their friends and asked them to come to the accident spot. Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar’s colleague and relative Kannan, who was also at the function, passed by and spotted Vijay Kumar in the middle of the fracas.

He tried to ease the situation, but to no avail.

At this point, four men came in a car and attacked Vijay Kumar and Kannan with swords. They then picked up their friends and sped away in the car, abandoning the MUV. The injured Kannan called Vinod Kumar who arrived and shifted the two to a hospital. Vijay Kumar died around 5 a.m. while Kannan is recovering, according to the police.

Investigations have revealed that the MUV was stolen from Fraser Town police station limits some time ago. The Ramamurthynagar police have registered a case.


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