Staff Reporter

Incident occurred when he had gone out to have coffee with a friend

BANGALORE: Two persons stabbed a 27-year-old call centre employee when he had gone to drink coffee with a friend near Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology on Thursday. Delay in getting medical aid resulted in his death.

According to the police, Shashidhar, a native of Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh, returned from work around 11 p.m. to his paying guest (PG) accommodation near Jala Bhavan, which is just 200 metres from his workplace on Bannerghatta Road.

Shashidhar and his friend Mallikarjun watched a movie till 1 a.m. after which both went out on another friend’s motorcycle to have coffee. Shashidhar stopped the motorcycle near a person who was selling coffee. Even as they were having coffee, two persons pounced on Shashidhar and started assaulting him.

Seeing this, Mallikarjun ran to the PG accommodation for help.

He returned with three others only to find Shashidhar lying unconscious on the pavement.

Shashidhar was brought to his room while the friends went looking for a doctor. When they did not find one, they took him to Sagar Apollo Hospital where he was declared dead around 1.30 a.m.

Chest wound

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Soumendu Mukherjee said the wound found on Shashidhar’s chest appeared to have been caused by an object similar to a screw driver.

“We are yet to get more details from Mallikarjun and his friends, who are yet to recover from the shock.” He said the police are investigating whether it was a premeditated attack or one for gain.

Child ends life

A fourth standard student committed suicide at her house at Halemangammanapalya on Thursday. The Madiwala police said Harilakshmi (11) was scolded by her mother for doing badly in her examination. When the mother, who works in a garment factory, left for work, Harilakshmi hanged from the ceiling with a sari.

Commits suicide

Tejas (25), an employee of a private bank committed suicide on Friday afternoon allegedly due to dowry harassment. Police said Tejas, a resident of Kuppuswamy Layout in Kadugondanahalli police limits, committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling at her residence. Sources said that Tejas married John four years ago and has two children. The Kadugondanahalli police have registered a case and are investigating.

Three killed

Three persons were killed in separate accidents reported near Magadi on Thursday.

Two men died and one was injured when their car overturned near Channanduramanahalli. According to the police, Gangadhar (30), Muniyappa (45) and an unidentified person were returning with some groceries when Gangadhar lost control of the car and it overturned. Gangadhar died on the spot and Muniyappa died while he was being taken to hospital, the police said. Raju, 30, was killed when he was thrown off his motorcycle near Huchchanagoudanapalya. He died on the spot, the police said.