A Bengaluru college student was killed, and two of his friends were injured, after a man allegedly attacked them with a broken glass bottle as they objected to his dog barking during the India-Australia World T20 cricket match on Sunday.
The incident took place at SK gardens under JC Nagar police limits on Sunday night, when the trio objected to a dog, which was accompanied by its master John Kennedy, barking at a place where they had made arrangements to watch the match together on TV .
John Kennedy, 24, a private company salesman, who came with his dog, was among the people watching the match.
The deceased, identified as 23-year-old Avinash, along with his friends asked Kennedy to go away from the spot saying that the barking was disturbing them. It led to an altercation.
â€ªAn official at JC Nagar police station told The News Minute that, according to the witnessâ€™s version to police, the dog was barking non-stop.â€ªThe people assembled there asked Kennedy to silence his dog. However, during the altercation Avinash slapped Kennedy, following which the latter left. â€ªA little later, Kennedy, a resident of the area, returned with a group of people. Together they attacked the people who were watching the match. During the attack, Kennedy stabbed Avinash with the broken end of a bottle. Avinash died on the way to the hospital.
Police said that investigation is going on and Kennedy would be in judicial custody until April 12.