Construction labourer arrested for stabbing his friend to death in drunk brawl

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The Bagaluru police have arrested a 35-year-old construction labourer who stabbed his friend to death over a drunken brawl at his house on Bande Hodihalli road on Sunday .

The accused Narayaswamy was chronic alcoholic and living alone since his wife dumped him because of his alcoholic behavior last year .

The accused would call his friend Chandru to drink at home.On Sunday the duo got together and after couple of drinks,Narayanaswamy had a heated argument with Chandru over a trivial row .

In the melee he took Kitchen Knife and stabbed Chandru,repeatedly killing him on the spot and escaped .

The murder came to light when a minor boy from nieghbourhood playing outside his house heard the commotion and saw Chandru lying in a pool of blood and alerted his parents.

Neighbours went to his help but by then it was too late.The Bagaluru police based on the information rushed to the spot and shifted the body for post-mortem and later track down Narayanaswamy who was trying to flee the city.

The accused was arrested on the charges of murder and the police are questioning him to ascertain the exact reason behind the murder .