Murder case solved, one held

The partially burnt body of the victim, Mohan was found in the Kunigal forest area. The police arrested the suspect, R Hemanth Kumar (33), a resident of BCC Layout, Vijaynagar, who owns Pioneer Marketing Distribution on H Siddaiah Road.

Hemanth Kumar allegedly kidnapped C Mohan on February 27 in a car from West of Chord Road in Basaveshwarnagar and drove on the outskirts of the City. On reaching Anjananagar in Tavarekere police limits in Ramanagara district, he slit Mohan’s throat. Later, he reportedly carried the body inside the forest area - Byadarahalli village at Huliyurudurga hobli in Kunigal taluk and in an attempt to destroy the evidence, burnt the body using petrol, the police said.

It is learnt that Mohan had lent a large sum of money to Hemanth Kumar to run his Pioneer Marketing Distribution business. Recently, differences of opinion cropped up between the two as Mohan urged Hemanth to repay his money. According to the police, Hemanth decided to eliminate Mohan in order to solve the problem. Accordingly, he made thorough preparations and carried out the act.

Based on a complaint filed by Mohan’s wife Neeta, the police began their investigation. They took Hemanth into custody and interrogated him. “Issues like wine, wealth and women might be causes for the murder and we are probing the incident from these angles as well,” Malleswaram Sub-division ACP G T Ajjappa said and ruled out the involvement of Mohan’s family members in the murder.

Woman’s body fished out

A 40-year-old woman’s body was fished out of a tank near Ramohalli in Bidadi police limits in Ramanagar district on Monday evening.

The victim, identified as Jayamma of Ramohalli was trussed in a gunny sack.
According to a complaint lodged with the police, Jayamma’s relatives said her husband Somashekhar, a farmer, used to harass her for dowry.

A few persons noticed the gunny bag and foul smell emanating from it. They immediately alerted the police, who rushed to the spot and fished out the body. The couple were married for 18 years and have a son and a daughter. The police have launched a search operation to arrest Somashekhar, added the police.

Chain snatcher held

Peenya police arrested Lakshman (35) in connection with a chain snatching case on Tuesday. He robbed Savithri (25) of her gold chain worth Rs 50,000 on Monday morning at Tigalarapalya, police said. Based on the details mentioned by Savithri, the police caught him near Peenya industrial area, said the police.

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