Juvenile held on charge of murder of two brothers
The HSR Layout police arrested a 16-year-old boy on charge of murder of two brothers aged 16 and 17, allegedly under the influence of drugs, in a shack in Chikkanayakanahalli in HSR Layout recently.
The boys were allegedly beaten to death with a wooden log. Their bodies were found on April 19.
After allegedly committing the crime, the 16-year-old escaped to a village near Hosur in Tamil Nadu.
According to the police, the arrested boy and the 17-year-old dead boy had been arrested on theft charge in 2013 and sent to home for boys last year.
While at the remand home, the two boys blamed each other for getting caught and that led to frequent fights between them. However, after their release the duo ganged up and started moving around together since they had a habit of inhaling erasing solution, the police said.
On April 9, the two brothers met the 16-year-old boy, who has been arrested now, at the village fest. Then the three boys allegedly bought drugs to a shack in Chikkanayakanahalli. A little later, the trio started arguing with one another under the influence of drugs. The argument turned violent when the 16-year-old, in a fit of rage, bludgeoned the brothers with a wooden log and escaped. The brothers sustained head injuries and died due to severe bleeding. The murder came to light when some passersby noticed the highly decomposed bodies and informed the police.
Investigations revealed that the 16-year-old boy was the last person to have met the murdered brothers. The police traced him to a village in Hosur and arrested him.