Mysuru, which is not known for gang violence, witnessed the stabbing of a history-sheeter in the city on Thursday morning. Police suspected personal rivalry as the cause for murder.
The brutal murder of Devendra alias Devu at around 7.30 am has sent shockwaves across the city. He was beaten and assaulted with sharp weapons near his house in the Paduvarahalli area of the city.
Devendra was with his friend when he was attacked by a gang of armed me. Police are questioning witnesses present at the spot. A case of murder has been registered with the Jayalakshnmi police station and police are on the lookout for 10 people.
Devendra (37) was unmarried and has been a history-sheeter for the past seven years but has not had any case filed against him since 2010, Police Commissioner Dayanand has said.