Karnataka police cracked a murder case which was made to look like a normal hit-and-run accident. The accused nabbed by Bengaluru cops are none other than the wife and son of the victim.
On January 21, 58-year-old Subbarayappa, an agriculturist, was on his way to meet a client when he was hit by a vehicle. According to the police, he fell off his bike due to the impact and died soon after due to the injuries he sustained. An accident case was then filed by his son, Devraj.
However, what changed the direction of investigation was when the Whitefield police examined the spot and found it suspicious that the road had many patches and humps and that there were no CCTV cameras.
When the matter was investigated further to find out what really happened, police secured surveillance footage from cameras placed further on the same stretch of road and found an SUV without a registration number close to the accident site.
As reported by TOI, police then traced the car to a person named Anil Kumar on the basis of the sticker of a rental company. When the call details were analysed, police officials got to know that Anil Kumar had called the victim claiming that he was interested in buying agricultural produce.
Shockingly, police found that the phone from which Anil Kumar had called was borrowed from the victim’s wife, Yashodhamma.
Police nabbed Anil and on interrogation, he confessed that he was offered Rs 6 lakh by Yashodamma and her son Devraj to kill the victim.
According to police, victim’s wife and son hired Anil Kumar to kill him as they found that he was having an extra-marital affair and were worried that they might lose their share of property. A police officer quoted,
A few years ago, Yashodamma and her sons, Bharath, a lecture and Devaraj, a farmer, asked Subbarayappa to give them surety for a loan they were taking to start a business. Subbarayappa’s property transferred to them as a gift. Subbarayappa got angry on learning about the gift deed and filed a civil suit against his wife and sons. The trio planned to kill him and hired Kumar, a childhood friend of Devaraj.
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