Bengaluru: A 50-year-old construction worker was allegedly tortured and beaten to death over the suspicion that he stole a pump set from an under-construction site in Ramamurthy Nagar on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Ashwath, a resident of Muneshwara Nagar. He lived with his wife in a shed at the construction site.
He was reported missing for three days and later his body was found by the roadside near the under-construction house where he was working in Hoysala Nagar.
It is said that the accused tied his hands and legs to torture him and then assaulted him with wooden logs and iron rods.
Two including the owner of the construction house, identified as Srinivasa Reddy, and the contractor, Subbaiah Naidu were arrested by the police officials.