Did land dispute with siblings claim elderly man's life?

Jaware Gowda

The deceased has been identified as Jaware Gowda (78), a resident of Manchegowdana Koppal in the city.

His body was found on a vacant land behind a bakery in Lakshmikantha Nagar on Wednesday morning.

Except for the froth that had oozed from his mouth, no external injuries were found on the body, Vijayanagar Police said.

The contentious issue here is Jaware Gowda had a civil dispute with his brothers over lands at his native. Many a times, the families had quarrelled over the issue and complaints were lodged at the jurisdictional Metagalli Police Station. Both the parties had moved court and the judgement came in favour of Jaware Gowda. He had also taken the lands into his possession.

When Jaware Gowda left home on Monday and did not return by the end of the day, the family lodged a complaint with the police, and also expressed their suspicion on the land dispute playing a key role behind his disappearance.

In his complaint to police, Raju, son of the deceased felt the that the dispute has a strong role in his death. Acting on this, cops have sent the viscera of the deceased to
Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to ascertain the cause of death.

A case has been registered.

Two convicted

Principal District and Sessions Court Judge H P Sandesh has convicted two facing attempt to murder charges awarding three years rigorous imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of ` 6,000 on each. D Thirumurthy of first stage, Vijayanagar owed money to Chandrashekar, of Chamundipuram. On January 24, 2008 Chandrashekar accompanied by his friend Arjun kidnapped Thirumurthy from Kalidasa Road, when the latter was going with his wife. He was taken to a secluded place and was stabbed at his abdomen by the duo. However, Thirumurthy survived the attack and had lodged a complaint with Vijayanagar Police.

Public Prosecutor Sudeep Bangera argued on behalf of the prosecution, said a release.

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