So near yet so far...

So near yet so far...

A gruesome murder of a man was unearthed after 17 years

 However, his return has once again torn her life apart. The Shidlaghatta police recently solved a 17-year-old murder mystery of Narasimhamurty and unearthed his mortal remains (bones) from his very residence!

Narasimhamurty, the eldest of the five children of Narayanamma was missing from 1992. However, Narayanamma and her husband hesitated from giving a complaint as two women had been murdered in the village at the same time and feared that police would implicate him in the murder case.

What led to criminal

Narayanaswamy, a resident of Chikkaguttahalli in Chintamani taluk had murdered one Chandrashekar of the same village over personal rivalry with the help of one Venkatesh, a resident of Bommekallu in the taluk in the April, 2009.

The duo were arrested and were remanded to judicial custody in the month of May were Narayanaswamy reportedly confessed of committing a murder 17 years ago in Shidlaghatta.

Venkatesh, however obtain bail and was released. When the police rounded him for questioning he told the police about confession made by Narayanaswamy.

Acting on this tip off the police zeroed in on the missing case of Narasimhamurty which turned out to be a gruesome murder.


The police said that the main reason for the murder of Narasimhamurty was the marriage issue. Narayanaswamy and Narasimhamurty who were friends had agreed to marry each others sisters. However Narayanaswamy later refused to marry his sister to Narasimhamurty.

Dire consequence

This infuriated Narasimhamurty who warned him (Narayanaswamy) of dire consequence. A terrified Narayanaswamy decided to eliminate his friend and took the help of his servant Muninarayana.

The duo were now staying at the Narasimhamurty’s house and one night after their dinner and on the pretext of sleeping in the farm house took Narasimhamurty to the farm house.

The duo killed Narasimhamurty when was asleep by hitting him with clubs. Later they buried him in the farm.

Height of cruelty

However, Narayanaswamy continued to stay in Narasimhamurty's house and even took money from Narayanamma on the pretext of finding her lost son. Narayanaswamy continued to visit Narasimhamurty’s house and even took money from his mother all these years.

Even the tears had dried up for Narayanamma who was stunned to know about the murder and betrayal by Narayanaswamy.

The police team lead by DySP Govindaiah comprised Circle Inspector Narasimhamurty, Rural Sub-Inspector Suresh, PC Manjunath, Vasu and Srinivas. The accused has been remanded to judicial custody.

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