On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, a 28-year-old man is accused of stabbing his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend more than 16 times in broad daylight outside of her office in east Bengaluru, India.
The victim has been identified by police as Leela Pavithra Nalamati of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. In Murugeshpalya, she worked for Omega Healthcare Management Services Private Ltd.
Dinakar Banala, the accused, works as a healthcare employee at a business in Domlur and is from Srikakulam, Andhra.
As soon as they arrived, Jeevan Bhima Nagar police detained Dinakar.
According to CP (east) Bheemashankar S Guled, the murder occurred outside the victim’s office about 7.30 p.m.
“Preliminary investigation revealed Dinakar and Leela fell in love five years ago and decided to get married. But the girl’s family was not ready for the wedding because the groom belonged to a different caste,” the police officer said.
“Leela then informed Dinakar that her family would not agree to their marriage and she would have to abide by that decision. This angered Dinakar who then stabbed Leela multiple times,” said Guled.
According to police, Dinakar came to Leela’s office and waited outside. Once she stepped out, the duo had an argument. Dinakar then took out a knife and stabbed her more than 16 times in full public view.