Murder cases on the upswing in the city


Thirty three cases of murder have been reported in just the first two months of the year.

Bangalore, April 11, 2018:  Murders have been on a steady upswing since 2015 with this year’s first two months showing no improvement.

Thirty three murder cases have been reported in the first two months this year averaging over 16 cases a month. This matches the average of last year’s which was the top of an upswing that started in 2015 where 144 cases were reported, increasing to 162 in 2015, and topping out at 196 in 2017, indicating no signs of improvement so far.

The vast majority of the murders have been committed due to personal enmity, domestic quarrels, and spur-of-the-moment clashes.

Most of the cases have been reported to have taken place in the west zone of the city.

Ram Niwas Sepat, DCP (Crime) said, the police are constantly patrolling in the city. The police keep checking in on the zones where high numbers of murders have been reported. Bangalore city police has managed to track down a lot of murderers. Personal enmity is the number one reason for murders.

Uma Mahesh, Police Inspector (West division, Upparpete), said they constantly keep track of rowdy-sheeters in the area. The police have also strengthened the beat system to bring this form of crime under control.

Dharmendar, Police Inspector, (Central Division, Seshadripuram), reiterated that personal gain is the biggest reason for murder. He added that that in most cases the murderer slits the throat of the victim.

Gopal Hosur, retired IPS Officer said that, police should take stringent action against identified criminals. Educating people is a long process. Police should keep surveillance on modus oprendi criminals. That is the only way to deal with the murderers and criminals who take part in organised crime.