Autorickshaw driver held for murdering his friend over trivial row

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The Madiwala police on Friday arrested a 26-year-old autorickshaw driver who stabbed his 32-year-old male partner after he objected to his aggressive behaviour during private moments at an apartment in BTM layout on June 2.

The police recovered the highly decomposed body of Pradeep,a private firm employee at his flat at cashier layout on June 2.

The caretaker noticed the foul smell emanating from the locked flat and alerted the police.

The police rushed to the spot and shifted the body for postmortem and initiated investigations.

Based on the CCTV footage,the police Zeroed in on Rakshith Gowda,from Vijayanagar and arrested him,ACP,Sudheer M Hedge,said .

The accused confessed that he was one among the many partners of Pradeep and had stabbed him to death over a trivial row.

Investigations revealed that the duo had an heated argument during a private moment as Pradeep attacked him with knife objecting to the aggressive behavior of Rakshith Gowda.

In the melee,Rakshith overpowered Pradeep snatched the knife and stabbed him repeatedly before fleeing the spot.

Rakshith also locked the apartment from outside and escaped .

The accused has been booked under murder and further investigations are on.Pradeep used to cross dress and many of his neighbors thought that he was a woman, a police officer said.