Dejected lover arrested for killing man in Nelamangala

Thomas (Special correspondent)

A 55-year-old man was bludgeoned to death by his neighbour after he was warned to stay away from his daughter .

The incident took place in Betthanagere in Nelamangala on the outskirts of the city, on Tuesday morning.The police have arrested the accused within few hours of the murder .

The deceased has been identified as Nagappa, while the accused is Naresh (28).Both were neighbours in Kuvempunagar in Betthanagere and working in factories.

Senior officer told reporters,the incident took place at around 5.30 am, when Nagappa was going to work.Naresh and his friend attacked him with an iron rod and killed him, before fleeing the spot .

“Investigations revealed that Naresh was in love with Nagappa’s daughter and the latter had objected to their relationship.

Naresh used to stalk Nagappa’s daughter to her college and she would object and even complain to her father .

As she was avoiding him from the last few days, he went to their house on Monday night to question her. Nagappa had shouted at him and warned him to stay away from his daughter. Enraged by this,Naresh planned to kill him to avenge the humiliation the accused has been arrested and further investigation is on he added.