Construction labourer hacked to death over theft charges trio arrested in Bengaluru

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

A 51-year-old migrant labourer was beaten to death over theft charges in Dwaraka Nagar in Bagaluru police station limits on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Amarnath Mahato,construction labourer living with his family in Maruthi Nagar Yelahanka .

Senior officer told reporters,Mahato was caught by three persons including owner of a hardware shop accused him of stealing iron pieces from the shop premises and beat him mercilessly.

The trio later left the severely injured Mahato when passers-by objected.He was later taken to a near-by private hospital where he succumbed later.

Based on the complaint filed by the family of deceased,the police have arrested the trio on the charges of murder for further investigations.

Similar incident was reported on last Monday when a 35-year-old labourer was allegedly beaten to death by a site engineer over the allegation of stealing iron from a construction site in Chikkalasandra in South Bengaluru recently.

The police have arrested the accused Bhargav, 24, a resident of Banashankari and are investigating further.