Suspected murder: Body exhumed for postmortem

Suspected murder: Body exhumed for postmortem

Narayanswamy was found dead at his aunt's place in T Narsipur

Narayanswamy (23), son of Rangaswamy, Sathagalli near Udayagiri was found dead under mysterious circumstances, on May 9.

An autorickshaw driver by profession, he had been to his paternal aunt Jayalakshmi’s place in Gopalapura in T Narsipura taluk in the district. Jayalakshmi, an anganwadi worker, had allegedly summoned him on the pretext of getting the  job of security guard.

Heeding to the call, Narayanswamy had been to the village, on the night of May 8. When, he failed to answer the repeated calls on his cellphone, the parents contacted Jayalakshmi.

The lady vaguely replied that ‘Narayanswamy collapsed after drinking milk’. Anxious parents rushed to the village following day, only to discover their son dead.

However, they took him to a hospital nearby, but in vain. The doctor declared him brought dead. They returned with the body to Mysore and performed last rites following pressure from relatives.

However, it didn’t take much time for Narayanswamy’s parents to smell something fishy here.

There was a dispute among the siblings- Rangaswamy and his sister Jayalakshmi over a immovable property (house) in the native. Narayanswamy, on behalf of his father was visiting the village frequently, only to strike some deal, placing a firm demand for the share.

Sarojamma, mother of the deceased in her complaint to T Narsipura police alleged that her son has been poisoned to death. The milk he drank that day was spiked. The cops who registered the case, and framed charges against eight persons including Jayalakshmi, mooted higher ups for exhumation of the body, to ascertain the exact cause of death.

A team of doctors led by Dr Ravi of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC and RI) collected the viscera of the body. The report is expected in a day or two.

Assistant Commissioner D Bharathi, SI of T Narsipura Police Station Santosh Kashyap and other officers concerned were present on the occasion.

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