26-year-old man dies minutes after fist fight outside bakery in Bengaluru

Police have registered a case of murder based on a complaint by the father of the deceased

Updated - November 15, 2022 12:04 pm IST

Published - November 15, 2022 12:52 am IST - Bengaluru

A representational photo of men crowding around a roadside stall in Bengaluru.

A representational photo of men crowding around a roadside stall in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: Bhagya Prakash K

A 26-year-old man died minutes after being involved in a fisticuff near his office on Saturday. While it is speculated that he died of a heart attack, his father has given a complaint to the police alleging murder against the other person involved in the fisticuff, based on which the police have registered a murder case and are further probing the case. 

The deceased has been identified as Sudarshan Rao, 26, a resident of Byatarayanapura and working at a private firm in Kasavanahalli.

According to the police, on Saturday afternoon, as was his practice, he came down from his third floor office to the bakery on the ground floor and went to buy a cigarette. However, the bakery owner was out for lunch and had in turn asked the neighbouring shopkeeper Ramachandra Reddy to look after the shop.

When Mr. Rao said he knew the bakery owner well and went ahead to fetch a cigarette from the shop, Reddy objected. A fisticuff broke out between the two, and the fight was captured on a CCTV camera nearby.

After others rushed and separated the two, Mr. Rao returned to the third floor office. A few minutes later, he collapsed in his chair. 

The Bellandur police said there were no external injuries on the body. An autopsy was conducted and the report was awaited.

However, as his father alleged murder, the Ballendur police have booked Reddy for murder.

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