Bengaluru: In swift action, the Yeshwanthpur police solved the murder of a 21-year-old youth within 24 hours by arresting three accused.
The deceased, Jagdeep Singh, was a resident of LCR School Road in Mathikere and hailed from Uttarakhand. The three allegedly slit his throat over a petty issue. Jagdeep's friend, Suhas, 22, who is from Udupi, was also attacked by the gang and is being treated at a private hospital.
The accused, Chittibabu, Praveen and Kishore, residents of Mathikere, worked at Shanmukha Industries.
Jagdeep came to the city two years ago and started working at a private hotel near Trinity Circle where he became friends with Suhas, who worked at the same hotel. Seven months ago, Suhas hifted to Jagdeep’s room in Mathikere.
Around 12.30 am on Friday, the two along with their two women friends were heading to their room when the accused, who were drunk, asked them for a cigarette. When the two told them that they do not have cigarettes, the three started assaulting them with beer bottles. In the melee, one of the accused slit Jagadeep's throat with a knife and fled from the scene.
His friends immediately rushed Jagadeep to MS Ramaiah Hospital, where he died later. Suhas, who sustained injuries in the head, is said to be out of danger.
The Yeshwanthpur police who rushed to the spot gathered all the CCTV footage from the surrounding areas. After examining it, they learnt that the accused were residents of the same area. They immediately traced the three and arrested them within 24 hours of the crime committed.