Minor, 2 others, held for murder of student

Minor, 2 others, held for murder of student


The Kadur police succeeded in cracking the murder of 17-year old college student by arresting three persons on Wednesday.

According to the police, Rohan (17), a I PU student, was murdered on Tuesday. The arrested are Ashwin, Jeevan, and a minor boy.

It is said that Rohan had an affair with a girl from Birur and all the arrested were relatives of the girl. The arrested minor has been sent to Santwana Kendra.

Ashwin and Jeevan had taken on Rohan who was waiting for a bus to Birur in their car while the minor arrested had followed them on a two-wheeler. After reaching Emmedoddi, the Ashwin and Jeevan had questioned Rohan over the girl and told him to discontinue the affair, which led to an exchange of words. The suspects strangulated Rohan using a veil inside the car. Later, they put his body in a sack and dumped it near a bridge at Santheveri on Lingadahalli road.

While returning to Kadur, their car got damaged in the middle of the road and the trio left the car and reached Kadur in a two-wheeler, said the police.

Phone call

Rohan’s mother Kathyayini, who got anxious about her son’s failure to reach home, called his friends to know the whereabouts of her son. One of Rohan’s friends informed her that Rohan had left with the arrested minor. In the meantime, Kathyayini received a call from an unknown number demanding Rs 15 lakh to release her son.

Following the call, Katyayini filed a complaint with the police. Based on the clue, the police took Jeevan and Ashwin to custody, which unravelled the suspense behind the disappearance of Rohan.

Jeevan is the son of Zilla Panchayat former member B P Nagaraj and is studying civil engineering while Ashwin was all set to join an engineering college. The other minor boy was also studying II PU.

All the three suspects were taken to the murder spot by the police. Superintendent of Police K Annamalai visited the spot.

The body of Rohan has been sent to Shivamogga for the post-mortem.

The phone call to Rohan’s mother Kathyayini demanding ransom helped the police in tracing the location of the suspects, said the police.

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