A Flipkart delivery person was murdered by a twenty two year old youth in Bengaluru as he did not had money to pay for the phone he had ordered online. The accused identified as K Varun Kumar is a Gym trainer. He had ordered a Redmi note 3 phone from Flipkart and when the phone arrived he didn’t had the amount (Rs 11,999) for the payment towards the phone so he slit the delivery man’s throat and threw his body in the lift shaft. The victim who was twenty nine years old is identified as Nanjunda Swamy.
Police today local media that Varun badly needed a phone after having joined the gym around 10 days ago. He had asked his father to give him some cash so that he can buy a phone but he refused saying that he doesn’t have enough cash. His father also told him that going forward he should fund his own expenses since he has started working. Varun then decided that he will order a phone online and kill the delivery guy upon delivery and on December 8th he ordered the phone and gave the gym number as his landline number.
On December 9th Swamy called Varun to deliver the package, Varun then asked Swamy to come to the second floor, upon arrival Varun tried to snatch the phone and run but Swamy somehow overpowered him and went out of the gym. Varun then hit Swamy with a flowerpot and whn Swamy lost consciousness he slit his throat and waited till he died. Varun then hid his body in the gym and dumped it in the lift shaft after 10 hours.
Varun was arrested on Tuesday. Few customers told the police that Varun had not opened the gym since Friday and police suspected his involvement. After murdering Swamy, Varun took two phones, some cash and few other packages from the victim’s delivery bag. He used one phone for himself and gave one to his friend.
Varun is booked under IPC 302 (murder) and IPC 397 (robbery). Police said that Varun had kept the knife in the gym a day before to execute his plan.