Mangalore, Sep 21, 2014 : In a shocking murder reported from the city, a MESCOMengineer was murdered by slitting his throat by two unidentified assailants who made their way into his house during the early hours of September 21, Sunday.
It is learnt, the assailants had entered the house through the backdoor.The deceased person is Jagadish Rao (55), Executive Engineer of MESCOM. Sources said Jagadish’s wife Bharati who woke up on hearing his screams, cried for help when a neighbour rushed in. Though the latter tried to prevent them, the assailants had made good their way by then.
It is not yet clear if the assailants intended to kill Jagadish or had entered the house in a bid to loot. It is learnt, a chain of Jagadish which was kept on the table was stolen by the assailants.
Kadri police including DCP (Law and Order) KV Jagadish who have rushed to the spot have also pressed a dog squad and finger print experts into service.
The body of the MESCOM engineer has been shifted to Wenlock for a post-mortem. Further investigations are underway.