Three persons have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a Nigerian, identified as Victor, to death at Kullappa Circle, in Kammanahallion, Bengaluru, India, after he refused to share beer bottles with them.
According to the police in India, the incident happened on Sunday evening, Times of India reports.
The arrested were identified as Arun,Philip Raj and Neelakantha- all residents of Banaswadi.
The deceased, Victor, was 35 years old.
The police said Victor came to Bengaluru 10 years ago on a business visa and settled down in the east Bengaluru locality after marrying a woman from the city.
He had purchased some beer bottles and was walking back home when he spotted Neelakantha, who was known to him, police said
Victor, who wanted to light a cigarette, told Neelakantha to lend him a lighter. After Neelakantha did so, he and his friends asked Victor to share the beer with them. He refused, and an argument broke out.
It turned violent when the accused stabbed Victor to death with one of the beer bottles, a police officer said.
SD Sharanappa, deputy commissioner of police (East), said that initially residents had said the killers were Africans, adding that the cops soon learnt the attackers were local youths.
Banaswadi police said the trio had stabbed Victor in the chest and neck with a broken beer bottle, noting that the Nigerian died on the way to hospital.