According to TOI, Varun really needed a phone after having joined the gym some 10 days ago as all his friends and clients in the gym had one. He asked his father, a mechanic, to lend him the amount but he refused, saying he didn’t have enough cash, and now that Varun had started working, he should fund his expenses on his own.
On December 8, Varun ordered the phone online for Rs 11, 999 and a day later, Swamy reached his gym to deliver it. Having no money in hand, he tried to snatch the smartphone from him. But Swamy immediately ran out of the gym and unfortunately, hit his head on a flower pot. Seeing this, Varun attacked him again with another flower pot and later, slit his throat with the knife. He dumped his body in the lift shaft.
The police officer investigating this case concluded:
After murdering the victim around 12.45 pm, the accused hid the body inside the gym as he had difficulties in shifting it. At the time of the incident, there was nobody in the gym. When a few customers came for the evening session, Varun sent them back giving after cooking up a story. Later in the night, after the bank on the first floor and a fruit stall in the basement had shut for the night, Varun shifted the body around 11 pm to the basement. He kept the body in the lift shaft and escaped.
Two days after the incident, Swamy’s father lodged a complaint with the Byatarayanapura police, as his office was located in that area. Through Swamy’s online portal company the police were able to trace his last delivery and reached Varun’s place. The police have booked Varun under IPC 302 (murder) and IPC 397 (robbery).
The price of someone’s life is Rs 11,999? Where is humanity?