Teenage girl, mother, grandpa hacked to death at Harohalli

Teenage girl, mother, grandpa hacked to death at Harohalli

A 15-year-old girl, her mother and grandfather, were hacked to death by miscreants at Bheemagowdana Doddi village under Harohalli police limits in Ramanagar district on Wednesday.

According to the police, the deceased are Shobha (name changed), her mother Gowramma (42) and grandfather Mare Gowda (70).

Police said the incident might have taken place in the early hours of Wednesday.

The miscreants gained entry into the house of the victims and hacked Shobha and Gowramma to death with a machete.

When Mare Gowda tried to escape, he was chased and hacked to death. His body was found 150 metres from the house.

Later in the morning, a resident spotted Gowda’s body, bearing several injuries, lying in a pool of blood.

He alerted the villagers, who rushed to the spot and also found the bodies of Shobha and Gowramma. The police was informed, who shifted the bodies for post-mortem.

Reason unknown
A senior police officer said, “The three were repeatedly hit with a machete. The bodies bore injuries on the face, head, neck and limbs. Investigations will look into the cause for the murder, whether it is property or family dispute. Efforts are on to nab the culprits. It is difficult to say if the girl was sexually assaulted. Without the post-mortem report, it is difficult to arrive at a conclusion,” he added.

Gowramma had lost her husband a few years ago and was staying with her parents. Mare Gowda’s wife had gone to her relative’s place when the incident took place, the police said.

A case has been registered at the Harohalli police station.