Man, teenage granddaughter murdered in house

The house at Hosamaru in Kuriyada village, Puttur taluk, which witnessed a double murder, was cordoned off to public on Tuesday.

A 16-year-old girl and her grandfather were found brutally murdered in their house at Hosamaru near Ajalady, Kuriyada village in Puttur taluk on Tuesday.

The girl’s grandmother was shifted to a private hospital in Puttur and is in ICU, police sources told DH.

The victims were found in a pool of blood in the verandah. They were identified as Koggu Saheb, 65, and Shamiya Banu, 16, a student of Class 9 in MPM School in Mangalpadpu. The murder came to light when Saheb’s son Razak, who resides in Puttur, visited the house in the morning.

On finding the bodies, Razak raised an alarm and sought the help of the neighbours to shift his mother Khathijabi, 55, to a private hospital in Puttur.

Koggu Saheb is survived by his three sons and two daughters. Shamiya, the daughter of Shakila Banu was staying with her grandparents since a year.

On Monday, Saheb’s youngest daughter Fathima, residing in Kambalbettu, tried to contact her mother but the cell phone was switched off. Her worry increased when her mother’s phone remained switched off on Tuesday too. Razak decided to check on his parents and was shocked to find his father’s and niece’s bodies in the verandah. His mother was in one of the rooms, with injuries in the neck and hand.

The police suspect that the murders were committed on Sunday and the murderers had washed their hands in the front of the Badriya Masjid.

Superintendent of Police B M Lakshmiprasad, who visited the spot, said that the investigation was entrusted to Inspector Nagesh Kadri.

Khathijabi is not in a position to give a statement, he added.

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