Rajajinagar police cracked Goods Auto Driver murder in 24 hrs, Arrested Trio.
“Row over parking three drunk men murdered elderly person”.
A 63-year-old goods auto rickshaw driver was killed by a gang of three following a parking row on Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar on Thursday night.
Soon after the incident came to light, the police nabbed the trio,who was under the influence of alcohol.
The deceased Sriram R was a resident of Prakash Nagar near Navarang.The arrested are Janardhan,who runs an online business; Rajashekar, an interior designer and Karthik, a sales executive.
One of the men,Karthik,refused to move despite Sriram’s repeated requests.When Sriram started blaring his horn,Karthik slapped him. The argument turned into a brawl in which Sriram hit Karthik on his head with a screwdriver.
Victim’s Daughter told media persons that,My father used to come home by 8 pm this incident took place around 8.25 pm last night.He asked three men to move aside as they were blocking his parking spot.One of the men came and slapped my father.Then they took a spanner and hit his head later they called two more people and beat him up till he died she added.
DCP North,Chethan Singh Rathore told media persons that,An auto driver named Shivaram got into a fight with three men identifed as karthik,Janardhan and Rajashekar at a parking lot in Rajajinagar police station limits.The victim was first slapped then he was hit with a spanner.As he collapsed the accused kicked him.All the three accused were drunk during this time and the nearby people rushed him to hospital where he has been declared brought dead and based on complaint by victim’s relatives we have arrested Karthik,Janardhan and Rajashekar and during interrogation the trio confessed to crime and said that at around 8.45 pm, Karthik and his friends were standing on a footpath near the Navaprasad Bar. Sriram wanted to park his Tata Ace vehicle on the spot and asked them to move, but the trio asked Sriram to park it somewhere else. Sriram told them that it was his regular parking spot and pushed them. The three friends pushed Sriram inside his vehicle and the latter hit Karthik on the head with a spanner and getting more furious the trio kicked him and Sriram collapsed and died on the spot.Karthik,Rajshekhar and Janardhan fled before witnesses could stop them.The Rajajinagar police inspector and his team later apprehended the trio based on CCTV footage and booked them for murder.Karthik was taken to a hospital for his head injuries.The accused are friends and work in a factory he added.