'Kallappa was owing food bill to a homestay'

'Kallappa was owing food bill to a homestay'

DySP of Chikkamagaluru subdivision Kallappa Handibag who committed suicide allegedly at his in-law’s house in Belagavi on July 5, following the allegations of playing a role in a kidnap case, owed food bill to a homestay, that has come to light late on Wednesday.

On July 3, two days before his death, Kallappa, along with 18 people that included eight cops, had gone to a home stay near Aldur in the district. Kallappa, who visited a few places at Aldur, stopped at home stay for lunch. The bill came up to Rs 13,500 including Rs 3,000 tax. He requested the owner to give sometime to settle the bill and the former readily obliged, as confirmed by the owner to Deccan Herald.

“What really shocked me was the officer who had visited us on Sunday, goes missing the following day and ends his life later,” rued the homestay owner.


Kallappa was a regular customer at the homestay and had visited it four to five times. Whenever he visited the place, it was only with police personnel and he never took his family. Previously too, he had settled the bill after sometime and once a PSI attached to Aldur station had paid the bill on his behalf. He was also cordial with the staff here.

SP and additional SP were also regularly visiting the homestay while on official duty. Sometimes, the police officers were offered accommodation on complimentary, but all have paid the food bill.

The homestay staff also tried to retrieve the CCTV footage of the day Kallappa visited the place, but to no avail due to technical snag.

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