Bengaluru: On Thursday evening, the Konankunte Police shot two rounds and arrested a killer right after he committed a double murder. The accused had stabbed members of a rival gang in Weavers' Colony, Bengaluru.

The suspect has been identified as Manjunath (34), a noted criminal, who had killed Murugan (34) and Palani (30) at Weavers' Colony on Bannerghatta Road while they were on their way home from a local bar.

According to reports, the suspect had chased the victims down and stabbed them to death near a local bar with the help of his accomplices Palani and Murugan, who hail from Tamil Nadu and who lived with their families at Weavers' Colony. The two are infamous for their anti-social activities.

Manjunath would often have clashes with the two victims. On November 21, as Palani and Murugan came out of the bar along with their partners in crime, Manjunath's group ambushed and killed them.

Bengaluru south DCP Annamalai formed three special teams which were led by ACP T Mahadeva to arrest the criminals. On a tip-off, he went to Anjanapura forest area from where Manjunath was planning to escape to Tamil Nadu.

When the police asked Manjunath to surrender, he attacked them and injured SI Subramani with a knife. Immediately, the police fired two rounds at his legs and took him in custody. They moved him to the nearby hospital for treatment. The police booked a case of double murder against Manjunath, and a hunt is on to arrest his accomplices.