BENGALURU: A 25-year-old Ugandan woman was murdered by a man in Thimmegowda Layout in Kothanur police station limits on Wednesday night. It is said that the duo had met in a pub just a few hours before the incident and the woman had brought him to her house after he agreed her to pay Rs 5,000 for alleged sexual favours. As she demanded more money, they engaged in an argument and it led to the murder.
The deceased has been identified as Nakayiki Florence. The police said that she had come to India on a student visa but are yet to find out in which college she was studying. The police have arrested the accused, Ishan, 27, an M. Tech post graduate, who hails from Himachal Pradesh and had come to the city in search of a job. He had come to the city just a few weeks ago and was staying with a friend in Halasuru.
Sources said that Florence and Ishan met at a pub near Brigade Road on Wednesday around 10 pm. After having drinks, Ishan struck a deal with her for Rs 5,000 for getting alleged sexual favours. She booked a cab to her house in Thimmegowda Layout. After reaching her house around 11.30 pm, she reportedly demanded Rs 10,000 which Ishan refused to pay.
There was an argument over this for a while after which Florence allegedly took a knife and attacked Ishan.
"He sustained minor injuries in the attack but he overpowered her and snatched the knife from her and stabbed her to death. Hearing her screams, neighbours alerted the police. When the police reached the spot, Ishan was sitting next to the body. He was taken into custody and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries. When questioned, he revealed how he met Florence and how the murder took place," an official said.
However, the police did not officially comment on the circumstances that led to the killing. DCP (North East) Dr. P. S. Harsha told DC, "The investigations are still on and we are yet to find out the exact reason for the murder. Preliminary probe revealed that they had met just a few hours before the incident." Following the incident, city Police Commissioner Praveen Sood visited the spot.
Africans try to assault cops
When the police rushed to the spot after knowing about the incident, several Africans had already gathered at the sight. Demanding that the accused should be handed over to them, they allegedly tried to assault the policemen, including Bengaluru police inspector Anjan Kumar, who is in charge of Kothanur station, and a few local residents. The police have registered a separate case in this connection and have detained few Africans.