A gang of four hacked to death a real estate broker in broad daylight around noon in Banashankari 2nd Stage on Saturday.
Srinivas (30) was killed in front of the Sevakshetra Hospital near the BDA Complex in what Banashankari police said was the fallout of a property dispute. He was attacked by the armed gang, which came in an autorickshaw, when he was on his motorcycle on his way to his mother’s house near the BDA Park in the same area. The attack left him with grievous injuries and the local traffic police and the public took him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survived by wife and three-year-old daughter.
The assailants, who fled, left behind the autorickshaw in which the police found the murder weapons such as machetes and sickles.
Srinivas’s family said he had been involved in a court case involving 20 acres in Anekal. The police also said that he had an ongoing rivalry with Sridhar, who has a case registered against him in Anekal police station.
Killed on tracks
A 50-year-old labourer died while trying to cross the railway line near J.V. Nagar in Hebbal Saturday morning.
Appa Dorai, a native of Tamil Nadu working at a construction site in J.V. Nagar, was hit by the Yeshwantpur-Hosur train around 6.30 a.m.
Bypannahalli Railway Police said he was rushed to the hospital where he died.
An unidentified man aged around 25 or 30 was found dead while another was found unconscious on the second floor of a dilapidated building in Cottonpet on Saturday. The building is located a few yards away from the police station. The injured man, Javed (30), was hospitalised in a critical condition.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained, police said, adding the two men are rag-pickers. Though they were attacked on Friday, they were discovered only on Saturday morning.