3 held for homemaker's murder

3 held for homemaker's murder

The West division police have arrested three habitual offenders for the murder of a 26-year-old homemaker.

The arrested suspects Girish (20), Ashish Kumar (21) and Ashoka (24) were known to the victim's husband.

They plotted the murder in order to rob the family's valuables to lead a lavish lifestyle, the police said.

According to the police, the suspects were involved in several criminal cases. On March 1, 2018, the trio had barged into the victim, Kavitha's house and hacked her to death while she was alone.

Her husband Shivaramu, a plywood factory worker, had left for work while her children had gone to school when she was murdered, the police said.

The suspects robbed her gold and also made away with cash and other valuables in the house total worth of Rs 1.2 lakh.

Suspicious movement

The Byatarayanapura police who probed into the murder stumbled on an information that one of the suspects, Girish was moving around suspiciously in the area before the murder.

He was picked up for questioning and during interrogation he confessed to the murder and also revealed names of his two associates.

The investigation also revealed that they were alcoholic and addicted to a lavish lifestyle, the police said.

They were desperate for money and zeroed in on the house of their acquaintance Shivaramu.

According to their plan, they watched the house and after Shivaramu and the children left home, they barged into the house and murdered Kavitha and made away with the gold and other valuables.

The police took the trio into their custody for further interrogation.

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