Bengaluru: On May 24, in a drunken brawl a history-sheeter Vijay alias Viji (29), a resident of Goraguntepalya was stabbed to death by five of friends in Yeshwanthpur.

According to police, the incident occurred around 3:30pm, Vijay’s friends Kirik Manja and Shivaraj Vijay visited him and took him to a nearby restaurant.

Vijay was then joined by other friends. During the course of the afternoon, Vijay's friends brought up petty issues and started abusing him. Arguments escalated to a point where, in a fit of rage, the accused stabbed Vijay. In order to save himself, Vijay started running, but all five of them chased him and stabbed him to death in middle of the road. Passers-by informed police, who found Vijay’s body and sent it for postmortem.

The accused are absconding.

According to a police official, a special team has been formed to track down the accused. The police are yet to find the motive behind the murder.

Further investigations revealed that Vijay had a history of rivalry with the prime accused Manja and had threatened him earlier.