Bengaluru software engineer stabbed to death on way to meet girlfriend

A software engineer in Bengaluru was stabbed to death when he was on his way to meet his girlfriend near Chocolate Factory on Tavarekere main road in South Bengaluru.

The deceased software engineer was identified as Pranay Mishra who was working for Accenture in Bengaluru. He was stabbed by two men when he was going to meet his girlfriend and colleague who stayed in the neighbourhood.

Pranay Mishra came from Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru in 2014. He was residing in Tavarekere area.

Pranay Mishra aged 28 years was killed around 3 am on Monday morning. The youngster had partied at his friend Balbir’s residence in Begur on Sunday night and came back to his rented house at around 2:45 am. His friend dropped him at his house after which Pranay called his girl friend saying that he would meet her in few minutes.

Pranay Mishra on his Honda Activa reached the Chocolate Factory Junction where a couple of men on their bike followed him. The victim was stabbed multiple times by them in the stomach and neck.

Pranay Mishra Accenture Bengaluru

Pranay Mishra Accenture Bengaluru stabbed to death (Image Courtesy: PranayMishra/Facebook)

Even though Pranay tried to run away, the duo chased him and stabbed him. They ran away from that place after Pranay collapsed. Few passersby noticed Pranay and took him to nearby St John’s Medical College Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Police suspect that Pranay was killed by known people to him for some personal reasons. Pranay’s mobile, wallet, bike and other valuables were safe which shows that he was not attacked by thieves. Police collected the CCTV footage from the cameras installed in and around the junction.

Pranay had completed his B.Tech in Computer Science from Trident Academy of Technology in Bhubaneshwar and had come to Bengaluru for joining as a techie. His sister Prachi Mishra also works as a techie in Bengaluru and lives with her husband in Marathahalli. Based on Prachi’s complaint, it was registered as a murder case.

Pranay’s post-mortem was conducted at St John’s Medical College Hospital and the body was handed over to his relatives. His body will be taken to Odisha for performing last rites. Police formed teams to nab the murderers.

Pranay’s girlfriend who hails from Bhubaneshwar said that she did not know about him in their hometown but became good friends in Bengaluru. Police said they will question her again to get any clues on whether she informed anyone about Pranay coming to meet her.

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