Man hacked to death in Bangalore football stadium

A 27-year-old history flipper was hacked to death inside Bangalore football stadium on Sunday, moments before the start of a match between two women’s teams.

The deceased has been identified as Aravind, a football fan who police said was playing on the BBMP field in front of the stadium.

At around 4 p.m., four criminals entered the ground with deadly weapons. Aravind ran into the nearby soccer stadium, where the women’s teams were getting ready and lining up to come out. The attackers pursued Aravind, who ran into the upper gallery, jumped and took refuge in the referee’s chamber. He locked himself in the room but the gang broke the lock and attacked him. He died instantly, police said.

Police suspect an old rivalry behind the murder. Ashok Nagar Judicial Police have registered a case. Aravind was passionate about football and had formed a team. “On Sunday, a tournament was held on the field, where he played with his team,” police said.

The Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) said the victim had no affiliation with the state or district federation.

“This is an unfortunate incident, totally unrelated to football in Bengaluru. He had no affiliation with any clubs, KSFA or BDFA. The federation is cooperating with the investigation,” KSFA secretary Mr. Satyanarayan said. .

The stadium is currently hosting a women’s football tournament – KSFA Sporting Planet Trophy – and the incident happened just as the second game of the day between Roots FC and GRK was due to start.

A team official said the players were safe but chose not to speak further.

Following the incident, the state association decided to postpone the current women’s tournament and the women’s camp that had been scheduled for the week until further notice.

Central DCP MN Anucheth said they were looking at CCTV camera footage at the crime scene as well as surrounding areas. “Two special teams have been set up to catch the accused,” he said.

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