A 24 year old killed his mother’s coworker and friend because he assumed they were growing too close. The incident occurred in Bengaluru, Rajajinagar area where the victim’s body was found in the perpetrator’s residence, a clear giveaway of who committed the murder.
The man was found to be Ravi Bhandari, a 44 year old native of Honnavar, Uttara Karnataka. He had cut off ties with his family a long time ago, divorced his wife and drank heavily very often. Ravi Bhandari’s cousin Suresh Bhandari, runs a paying guest and decided to give his brother a job at the said place. He employed him in Basaveshwara Nagar, in his Paying guest accommodation as a cook.
Ravi Bhandari started this job only a few months ago and was quite close to his colleagues, one of them being Annapoorna, a maid at the paying guest accommodation. She helped him with cooking and they built a good affinity and bond towards each other as coworkers. Annapoorna has a 24 year old son, Rahul who was infuriated by Bhandari’s closeness towards his mother.
Rahul had had enough of Bhandari allegedly getting too close to his mother and had been grieving the loss of his father, who had passed away from unknown causes a year and a half back. He called Bhandari to his home on Friday at around 3:30 in Gopalpura near Rajajinagar. When Bhadari arrived, Rahul stabbed him with a dagger and killed him, leaving the body at his house and then fleeing the scene.
Rahul informed his sister later that same evening, telling her that he had killed Ravi. Suresh Bhandari was aware of Ravi visiting Rahul at his house. When Ravi did not return home till 6 in the evening, he started to get alarmed and searched for him. He also went to Annapoorna’s house along with her as he was suspicious of Rahul having done something to his brother.
The Crime Scene
What Suresh Bhandari and Annapoorna found at her residence was no less than a shock. The window of her house had a bloodied dagger on it. And they found many blood stains on the floor leading them into the bedroom, where the lifeless body of Ravi Bhandari lay. Deep cuts were found to be made with the dagger on the chest, stomach and his hands.
Annapoorna tried calling Rahul multiple times to no avail, making it clear that he is trying to lay low or even abscond from the police. His fiancee also seems to be in on the murder as she fled the place along with him. Suresh Bhandari registered a complaint against Rahul in Magadi Road Police Station and the search for the couple is underway.
The charges against him would be of murder and fleeing the crime scene.
A life lost due to a young man’s rage and possible assumptions. Ravi Bhandari came to Bengaluru after a not so pleasant home and marital life in Honnavar and just wanted a fresh start which was handed to him by his cousin, Suresh Bhandari. Annapoorna’s son and the killer in question Rahul was also associated with the Paying guest accommodation in some way.
He observed Ravi’s friendship with his mother which bothered him to no end. But instead of solving a situation like this with a conversation, he resorted to irreversible violence. A young man with his whole life ahead of him will now be dubbed as a killer and will face trial when he is eventually found.