Home alone woman's murder, UG student held

Technology comes in handy for cops to crack the case within 24 hrs
Last Updated 27 March 2013, 19:54 IST

In what’s being pegged as a swift operation, Saligrama police claim to have cracked murder case of a woman, by arresting her neighbour, within 24 hours of the incident.

The accused is identified as Revanna, 20, son of Shiddlaiah, a resident of Adi Jambava colony in the town. He is a student of BSc in computer science at a college in neighbouring Hassan district.

Nagamani (40) wife of Rajegowda, a lorry owner and resident of  same colony was all alone in the house when the accused gained entry into the premises during midnight.

According to the police, the accused sneaked into the victim’s house with the motive of murdering for gain.

To avoid being caught, the accused covered his  hands and legs with pillow covers and smothered Nagamani with the pillow. Apart from valuables in the house, he had also decamped with her cellphone.

The incident came to light after her husband returned home. What came in handy for the police was call detail records (CDR)of victim’s cellphone. The accused had emerged as a last caller on the victim’s cellphone a few minutes before he killed her.

A police team led by  K R Nagar circle inspector Prasanna Kumar comprising sub-inspector Mahesh among others tracked the location of the accused and reached there on Tuesday night.

The accused was returning home after pledging the valuables with a money lender in Mysore, when his run came to an end. SP R Dileep has congratulated the police team.

(Published 27 March 2013, 19:53 IST)

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