The fight broke out when one of them asked the other group to not blow smoke on his face

Scuffle over smoking ends in call center employees murder Image for representation
news Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 09:39

In a tragic incident, a drunken brawl over a smoking and staring contest outside a tea stall in the wee hours of Monday between two groups of youngsters turned murderous, with one of them being stabbed to death.

The police have arrested a person accused of stabbing a 26-year old call center employee and injuring his two friends. 

The Times of India reported that the murder took place when Shashank (20) a call center employee, Alex (20) student of CMR College and Vishnu (24) after a few drinks went to a tea stall in Kasthurinagar near Rammurthynagar traffic signal at 2:30 am on Monday. At the tea-stall the trio met Ajay (20), Vasu (21) and Daniel (20)​ with whom they got into a fight 

ToI reported that the two groups got into a brawl over smoking and staring at each other. The fight broke out when Shashank asked the other group to not blow smoke on his face. 

Things took a major turn when Daniel reportedly grabbed a knife and stabbed Shashank on the chest. 

According to the Bangalore Mirror report, Alex and Vishnu told the police that one of the men from the other group pulled out a knife while the other two held on to Shashank.  After stabbing Shashank they started kicking him. Shashank had died on the spot.

The Bangalore Mirror report added that Daniel had run away but was later arrested.

Alex and Vishnu reported the event to two policemen who nabbed Vasu and Ajay