On September 14, Chetan – an accountant with a BPO in Bengaluru – went to drop his friend Vinay in KR Puram after a get together. While returning, he lost his way, and decided to ask a man for directions, near Devasandra. The man’s friends were sitting in front of his house, drinking. One of the friends was a gangster. In a shocking turn of events, the gangster and his associates murdered Chetan, and set his body ablaze at a vacant plot later that night.
The Bengaluru police have now arrested three men in connection with the case, after three others surrendered last week. And the Hoskote police say that Manja and his associates believed Chetan to be part of a rival gang, and stabbed him multiple times and murdered him.
“The gang took Chetan’s body to Yelachamanahalli and set it it ablaze before fleeing the spot. A villager found the half-burned body the next morning and informed police,” a police officer told The Times of India.
“That night, there was a Ganesha procession in JC Layout. Two groups, one led by Appu and another by Harish alias Pakka, clashed over a trivial issue of changing a song. Harish and his gang left the spot, but Appu and his friends lingered till late night. Meanwhile, Chethan came and asked for directions towards his home in Hebbal. One of the gangsters noticed Chetan was carrying a smartphone and asked him why he was asking for route instead of using the navigator on his phone. The gangsters suspected Harish could have sent him to harm them and murdered him,” the police added. After investigations, police concluded that 14 people were involved in the crime.
Deccan Chronicle reported the police arrested Sai Vardhan, Sunil Kumar, and Kiran; Vishal, Vishwas and Arbaz had surrendered in court last week. Eight others are still absconding.