Going out for gambling proved too costly for a 33-year-old Bengaluru man on the night of Ugadi, as he was found murdered later. Ramesh, who owned a real estate agency in the city had gone out to gamble with his friends in the late hours of Saturday.
According to reports, Ramesh had won a lot of money and while he was returning to his Hosakerahalli residence, he picked up a fight with his fellow gamblers. He was stabbed multiple times and his body was dumped in Krishnappa Layout.
Deccan Herald reported that his body was discovered by a senior citizen of the area who informed the police. His body was sent for postmortem.
"Ramesh's body was found in Krishnappa Layout. He was lying in vest and pant and he had no money. The killers have hit on his head with a heavy object, killing him on the spot,” a policeman told Deccan Chronicle.
A case has been registered at Rajarajeshwari Nagar Police Station and probe is on. While police are trying to ascertain the cause of the murder, they found no money on him. This has led to the suspicion that he was killed for money.
Police suspect the killer(s) are residents of Bangarappadoddi, Hosakerahalli. Police have also collected CCTV footage of the local spots to try and identify the culprits.
A team of sleuths who visited Hosakerehalli, questioned locals and said that Ramesh had been gambling in a temple till 11pm. They also got details of other persons involved in gambling activities.
Ramesh was living with his wife Laxmi Bai and their son Ritesh. According to his wife, he had left home at 7pm on Saturday but never returned. Following this, they went to the police station to file a missing person complaint on Sunday morning.