Victor, a 35-year-old Nigerian man, was stabbed to death by three Indian teenagers because he refused to share beer with them.
Arun, Philip Raj, and Neelakantha, three Indians, were apprehended by police on Monday.
Treynae Campbell, 19, spent £19.99 on a 15-inch knife similar to this before handing it over to the killer Victor was killed on Sunday near Kullappa’s circle in Kammanahalli in Bengaluru, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
According to the police, the three local residents attacked the young man on the spur of the moment.
Victor arrived in Bengaluru on a business visa ten years ago and settled in the city’s east after marrying a Bengalurean woman, according to the police.
He’d just bought some beer bottles and was walking back home when he ran into Neelakantha, a familiar face.
When Victor arrived around 9:30 p.m., the trio had been drinking for several hours. He took a lighter from them and started smoking. After that, the group began to converse. Victor was carrying beer bottles, which the trio noticed.
They were running low on alcohol and asked Victor if he could give them some of his, but he declined.
Following an argument, Victor pushed the trio aside and allegedly hit one of them with a bottle, according to the Times of India.
The trio then pounced on him and stabbed him in the neck near the shoulder with the same bottle, killing him.
There were no other injuries to the body, according to the police, who are awaiting an autopsy report.
Residents initially told police that the killers were also Africans, according to SD Sharanappa, Deputy Police Commissioner (East), but investigation and forensic evidence revealed the true perpetrators.
Victor, according to his wife, dealt in medical equipment.
The trio allegedly stabbed Victor in the chest and neck with a broken beer bottle, according to the Banaswadi police. Victor passed away on his way to the hospital.