Twin murder in law firm

Twin murder in law firm

While the bodies of the victims were found with multiple stab wounds early on Sunday, the police were unable to ascribe any definite motive for the twin murder till late evening.
The police are probing several “slim” leads, while not ruling out the possibility of “theft of legal files” as a motive. Preliminary investigations suggest that the assailants were known to the victims since their entry into the law firm’s office complex appeared to be unrestricted.

Initial inquiries and an analysis of the crime scene, however, suggested that robbery was not the objective of the assailants. According to the police, the two persons, identified as Dasharath (30), a native of Gorahalli in Mysore’s Piriyapattana area, and Shubhankar Das (25), who worked as a peon at Fox Mandal, allowed the assailants to enter the office complex.

“They perhaps knew those who attacked them. The manner in which they were stabbed several times indicates enmity,” an officer said, adding that “there was no evidence of a break-in”. The bodies bore multiple stab wounds in the abdomen, chests and necks.

The offices of Fox Mandal are spread over four buildings adjoining each other on Primrose Road. The murders took place in the building that houses the firm’s reception, corporate and labour law divisions. While Shubhankar lived in this building, Dasharath was the security guard for all the four building complexes.

 The police suspect that the murders took place in the wee hours of Sunday. They attackers entered the building by sneaking in through a narrow passage and then gained unrestricted entry.

The bodies, lying in a pool of blood, were found by another security guard, Peetambar, who had come in to take charge of duty.

A police team began investigations immediately after a through analysis of the crime scene. Even Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari visited the crime scene. A through inventory of all legal files was taken in the hope that the exercise could lead the police to “missing files”. In fact, much of the police’s efforts are centred on this angle, though sources said that other clues are being also being worked on.

DH News Service

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