Bank chief manager found murdered

Bank chief manager found murdered

Shankar Poojary (55), was the chief manager of Oriental Bank, MG Road branch.  Shankar’s wife is also a bank employee working in Mumbai.

The cops rule out murder-for-gain as there are sufficient leads pointing to a rivalry or other reasons. More than one person is involved in the crime and it looks like Poojary might have been killed between 8 am and 10 am, the police said.

Hands, legs tied

Shankar’s hands and legs were tied. There were some superficial injury marks on the lips and neck. He died due to suffocation. He was living alone on the first floor and was getting his meals from nearby restaurants. The culprits had checked the almirah. His watch and mobile phones are intact. According to police, Poojary hailed from the coastal belt of the State.

Shankar’s wife Kusunayan frequently visits Bangalore and the couple have a daughter, who also stays with her mother in Mumbai.

“The murder came to light only in the evening. Those staying in the ground floor were unaware of the incident. It is therefore possible that he was murdered by those who know him,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (West) Pranab Mohanty.

The police are ascertaining whether the couple had differences of opinion and if Shankar had any extra-marital affair, said DCP (South) Sonia Narang.

He had hired a boy to bring him meals everyday. The boy went to the house around 4.30 pm on Sunday and found the door ajar. He went inside and found his body wrapped in a bedsheet.

Man held for dowry death

The Ramamurthynagar police have arrested a man in a dowry death case. Kumar was married to Bharati (22) from Tumkur. The couple were staying at Ramamurthynagar.

On Sunday afternoon, Bharati hanged herself from a ceiling fan. The incident came to light when Kumar returned home in the evening.

Bharati’s relatives have alleged that Kumar harassed his wife. It was his harassment that drove her to take the extreme step, they added.

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