By: Shubham Ghosh
In a spine-chilling incident, a 20-year-old man in the southern Indian state of Karnataka allegedly killed a courier delivery agent who brought him an iPhone because he was unable to pay the price.
The accused, identified as Hemanth Dutt, allegedly stabbed Hemanth Naik, who worked for EKart at his home in Hassan district of the state, leading to his death.
The incident took place on February 7.
EKart is a subsidiary of e-commerce company Flipkart and headquartered in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka and India’s information technology capital.
Investigation has revealed that Dutt put the victim’s body in a sack and kept it at his house for three days before taking it to nearby railway tracks and burning it. Police said he purchased petrol to burn Naik’s body to destroy evidence.
The investigation was launched after Manju Naik, the victim’s brother, lodged a missing diary.
CCTV footage of Dutt riding a two-wheeler allegedly with the body of Naik has also surfaced on social media.