A twenty-five-year-old man in Bengaluru rural district walked into a police station on Sunday midnight with a machete in one hand and a bag with the severed head of a friend in the other.
Policemen at Vishwanathapura police station, Devanahalli Taluk were horrified when they saw the man, identified as Shashikumar Narayan, enter holding a bag dripping with blood, reported Deccan Herald.
According to a Bangalore Mirror report, Shashikumar, a truck driver, killed his friend Manjunath Muniraj (24) after the latter refused to return Rs 7000 he had borrowed. Both were residents of Kempathimmanahalli.
“Manjunath had taken a loan of Rs 27,000 from me. After much pleading, he returned only Rs 20,000.Whenever I asked him for the money, he would postpone the date. I knew he would pass by the acacia grove, so I waited there. When he came by around 8.30pm, I cut off his head,” Shashikumar said in his confession.
According to The Times of India report, Shashikumar is the son of the local gram panchayat member. Manjunath who was recently married, borrowed money from Shashikumar a couple of weeks back. Tension brewed when Manjunath started avoiding Shashikumar and refused to pay the money.
On Sunday night around 11pm, Shashikumar stabbed Manjunath following an argument and cut off his head.
The TOI report says that the body has been handed over to Manjunath’s family for postmortem.
The police have registered an FIR and a DySP rank official is investigating the case.