Realtor hacked to death by armed gang in Anekal

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

Armed gang hacked a 42-year-old realtor to death after intercepting his vehicle in Anekal on Wednesday night .The police have formed special teams to nab the assailants.

The deceased has been identified as Rajashekhar Reddy (42). A native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, Reddy was settled in Bengaluru for the last few years and was staying in BTM Layout.

Senior officers with FSL and dog squad were pressed into action,after inspecting the spot and collecting stock of the situation,he said, Reddy had gone to Anekal on some work and was returning home in his SUV.

At around, 7.45 pm,a gang of armed assailants waylaid his vehicle,smashed the window glass of the vehicle before dragging him out of the vehicle.

The gang hacked him to death in full public view before fleeing the scene a few people rushed Reddy to a nearby hospital but the doctors declared him brought dead.

The incident took place close to the residence of union minister A Narayana Swamy near Shivaji Circle.

The police have formed special teams to trace the assailants.We are investigating the case from all angles.

Though the motive is not yet clear, it is suspected that Reddy was murdered over a financial row  or land dispute,” a senior police officer said.

The Anekal police have registered a murder case and are further investigating and the assailants will be nabbed soon said a senior officer.