A 25-year-old woman advocate practising in the lower court was brutally murdered by an unidentified assailant in West of Chord Road in North Bengaluru.
Police said the victim has been identified as Jyothi Kumari and she was staying in a paying guest accommodation. Jyothi Kumari from Kanakapura was a resident of Mahalakshipuram.
According to eyewitness the victim deboarded from a BMTC bus around 7pm and was moving towards Anjaneya Swami Temple near her office, hardly a few meters from Mahalaxmi Metro Station.
Police said, “Eyewitness told us that, a youth possibly in his late twenties attacked the advocate. She pushed her attacker when he pulled out a sharp weapon and slit her throat.”
The youth managed to escape from the incident site. Jyothi fell instantly on the ground and blood was profusely bleeding from her throat.
“A patrolling vehicle rushed Jyothi to MS Ramaiah Hospital. She succumbed to her injuries treatment,” police said.
Police believe the murder was act of revenge or personal rivalry as gold ornaments and valuables including cash and her mobile were intact. We suspect personal rivalry is the motive,” a senior police officer said.