A 28-year-old man is accused of stabbing his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend over 16 times outside of her office in east Bengaluru on Tuesday. The victim has been identified by police as Leela Pavithra Nalamati of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. In Murugeshpalya, she worked for Omega Healthcare Management Services Private Ltd.
As a result of rejected love, violence has increased in Bengaluru. A 28-year-old guy stabbed his 25-year-old sweetheart up to 16 times on Tuesday after she refused to be married to him because her parents were against it.
At about 7.30 p.m., Leela Pavithra Nalamathi left her job at Omega Healthcare in Murugeshpalya, East Bengaluru, when the horrifying murder took place.
Dinakar Banala, her potential suitor and the suspected assassin, had been waiting outside her workplace. He started arguing with her after she left and pushed her to marry him. He took a knife out of his pants pocket and assaulted her after she rejected him. In addition to other body parts, he stabbed her in the neck, chest, abdomen, and shoulder. According to police sources, he stabbed her 16 times. She passed away instantly. Banala was taken into custody shortly after police arrived at the crime site.
The event was verified by Bheemashankar S Guled, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), who said that the victim had been stabbed more than ten times.
From Jagannadhapuram in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Leela received her MSc. Banala is an Andhra Pradesh native who hails from Narasannapeta in Srikakulam. He is a paid guest in the area and works for Logis Healthcare in Domlur.
Five years ago, the couple decided to be married after growing closer while working for a healthcare organization. But, Leela’s parents were against the union since Banala is from a different caste. She took the advice of her parents and decided not to wed him. Also avoiding him was she. Bangla decided to face her since she was furious.
Banala was charged with murder by police, who also transferred Leela’s body to Bowring Hospital for a post-mortem that would be done after her relatives arrived.