Bengaluru city police arrested 3 individuals, accused of murdering a 46-year-old daily wage labourer, by identifying a distinct logo which one of the culprits had on the t-shirt he was wearing.
The three accused, identified as Lokesh (21), Sevaraj (19) and Sunil (20) reportedly saw the victim, Sathyasheelan, carrying two sachets of whiskey. When attempting to steal the sachets away from him, they stabbed him in the back with a knife, after the victim put up a fight. Sathyasheelan fell down near a roadside garbage dump and died. The incident took place on March 25 in Bengaluru‚Äôs Cox Town neighbourhood.
Following the incident, Pulikeshinagar police were alerted by residents in the area who initially assumed the victim was drunk and passed out on the road. While police initially suspected that the man had died after a fatal fall, post mortem reports revealed a stab injury on his chest. This led cops to probe the incident further.
‚ÄúThe autopsy report from Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital said Satyasheelan died due to shock and haemorrhage as a result of the stab injury on the back of his chest. A case of suspicious death was registered and we formed a team led by inspector Firoz Mohammed. They cracked the case and arrested the accused,‚ÄĚ said DCP (east) Rahulkumar Shahapurwad to TOI.
One of the accused was wearing a white t-shirt with an ‚ÄėL‚Äô printed on it. This was visible in the CCTV footage which the cops were looking through and using this clue, they were able to track down the culprits.
According to reports, police officials were able to locate the accused, who were hiding in a graveyard, after gathering necessary basic information from the CCTV footage. When police tracked down the accused, they confessed to the crime. The knife used to commit the crime was also retrieved.
The accused have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody.