A quarrel that began after a group of cricket fans watching the India-Australia T20 cricket match on Sunday night got irritated by a dog's barking led to the murder of a youth in Bengaluru.
According to media reports, Avinash Jonathan, a 23-year-old B.Com student at Bishop Cotton College was stabbed to death after he got into an argument with John Kennedy who was walking his dog.
Jonathan's family was hosting a public screening of the match when Kennedy arrived at the spot with the dog. For some reason, the dog began barking intermittently and later howl.
The crowd, which was already upset because India seemed to be performing poorly at that time, got into an altercation with Kennedy, asking him to stop the dog's barking. An angry Jonathan reportedly slapped Kennedy who left with his dog only to return with a group of friends.
The group attacked those gathered to watch the match and chased them away. Jonathan, who was chased to another street was stabbed by Kennedy. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to injuries on Monday.