Man hacked to death inside Bengaluru bank in front of family

Bengaluru, Jul 20 (IANS): A man with an old criminal record was on Monday hacked to death in a bank by a gang of seven or eight masked men who barged into premises, leaving customers and staffers in fear and panic, police said.

According to the police, the deceased was identified as Joseph aka Babli, 42, a resident of Adugodi in Bengaluru.

The police said that the incident took place when Joseph had come, along with his wife and his eight-year-old daughter, for some transactions in a bank in Koramangala 8th block, around 1.30 p.m.


"A gang of seven to eight masked men followed him on their bikes and attacked him with sharp lethal weapons, machetes, and swords. The gang left when severely injured Joseph collapsed on the floor. Joseph died on the spot, as he was declared dead at the hospital," a police officer said.

Police claimed that though no cases were booked against Joseph after 2011 but he still had a criminal record wih Adugodi police, facing cases for murder, attempt to murder and other crimes. "During his heydays, his rivalry with a gang led by Viveknagar rowdy sheeter George is well known. It is suspected that he could be behind this gruesome killing," the police said.

The police added that after 2011, Joseph reportedly was into the civil contract business and leading a peaceful life with his wife and daughter.

Additional Commissioner of Police, East, S. Murugan, who visited the spot, told reporters that police was collecting evidence and will nab the criminals at the earliest.

"We have formed special teams to nab the assailants at the earliest," he said, adding that police is analysing the CCTV footage installed in the bank and surrounding buildings.

Along with Murugan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Southeast, Srinath Mahadev Joshi, also visited the spot, and a team of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) officials and the dog squad also came to collect evidence.









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  • Anand Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Okay he had a criminal record. But the guys who came armed 7-8 of them, armed against him when he was unarmed and in the bank with his family are other words Chakkas. What is the fault of his little daughter? What an impression has it made on her psyche? How will she able to handle it?

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Criminals getting bails easily in our honorable courts and innocent people rotting in jails without trials and charge sheets filed so bailed criminal finish their rivalry ang members once they gets easy bail and they are sure again they will get a bail unlike innocent people.

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Reformed or not once you are in this field of terrorizing innocents, your past will catch up with you, so no sympathies.

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  • Samuel Sadanand, Balmatta / Kuwait

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Katta da kori kattage

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    these are mostly konga / mallu slum lords....

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    We need a CM like Honourable Shri Yogi Adithyanath style of functioning where criminals, rowdies come running to Police stations to get arrested & stay in jails. So many murders are happening in Karnataka, where innocent people are losing their lives everyday. Kindly replace the state Home Minister. How come 8 masked men enter inside a bank with weapons? It's a serious security lapse. Bangalore has become a hotbed of Criminals, rowdies.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    So to kill criminals you need a terrorist as a CM. No wonder thanks to morons like you democracy is in danger in India

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Kiran, if what you are saying is true, why aren't UP rapists stand on queue to be jailed too ? Does it mean that Yogi gave free hand to rapists but kept other criminals under tab ?

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  • Rahul Kejar, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Soo much love from @AAM AADMI...chinte borchi marre 2024 to these comments

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    George Vs Joseph!

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    @Kiran, so much love for Rogi??? Sooner is Better!!! You pack your belongings and Permanently settle down in UP !!! At least you can see VIKAS & Achhe Din !!!

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  • Sunil Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    So, it means current BJP government is not capable to control crimes. 🤣

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    He was reformed, he was not in criminal activities since 2011. Sad he was killed in front of his family.

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  • kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    he war reformed..but others were not.. in rowdyism once you are noted thats it..even if you reform your karma will get you one day from the same talwar unless and until you have the capacity to hire your own bodyguards like the kingpin of Mlore of yesteryears who now gets scared to even step out of his house

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Reminds me of UttarPradesh …

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore, Nallasopara, Mapusa, Uttar Pradesh, New Jersey and Old Jersey.

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