According to the police, the 21-year-old had been stalking and harassing a married woman with whom he earlier had a relationship.
“The woman had moved to the city and obtained a house in the Magadi Road area a week ago. The victim tracked her down and continued to harass her after finding her location,”
The Kempapura Agrahara police in the west division of Bengaluru on Tuesday arrested seven people, including three women, in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old youth who was found dead with his head smashed by stones, on Magadi Road last week, the police said.
Among the women arrested is a married woman whom the youth had allegedly been stalking, the police added.
On December 4, the police had taken up a suo motu case after the body of the unidentified youth was found by a patrol vehicle on the night of December 3. The police eventually identified the dead youth as Manjunath Balappa Jamkhandi, a youth from Karnataka’s Bagalkot region who had arrived in Bengaluru on the day he was killed. The police identified Jamkhandi after finding a cell phone he had left behind for charging at a local store near the site of the murder.