IT consultant arrested for killing friend

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr


Bangalore , Oct 20: Nearly five months after an IT consultant complained to police that his friend and colleague had committed suicide, he has been arrested by Mahadevapura police who say he killed the man for casting aspersions on his character.he accused is Mandaralingam, 26, a resident of Kundalahalli and native of Tamil Nadu. He is an IT consultant with CapGemini India Private Limited.

The victim is V Raja, who was also an IT consultant with the same firm and was a native of Chennai. Police said Mandaralingam and Raja were friends from college days. They completed their post graduation at Jaya College in Chennai. Both came to the city in January this year in search of work. They rented a PG accommodation owned by Raja Reddy in Kundalahalli near Mahadevapura and later got jobs as IT consultants.
The friendship turned sour as Raja kept making snide remarks at Mandaralingam for teasing girls. Police said the duo had a fight over the matter on the night of May 27 in the PG. Mandaralingam allegedly took a cement block lying outside and hit Raja on his head. Raja fell to the floor unconscious. There were no external injuries on his head, apart from the bleeding in his nose.

Mandaralingam told his friends the next morning that Raja had been found dead in the room. Mahadevapura police were informed, and Mandaralingam told them that Raja might have committed suicide by consuming poison. Police then registered a case of unnatural death.
Doctors who conducted the post-mortem found that it was not a suicide, but death due to a hard blow on the head. They alerted the police, who started watching the movements of Mandaralingam. On August 8, police received the final autopsy report, which clearly said that Raja had been murdered.
Mahadevapura police took Mandaralingam into custody and interrogated him. They said he had confessed to the murder. Police have seized a laptop and a debit card belonging to Raja. They are also investigating if the two men had any dispute over a girl.

Write A Comment