A couple was found murdered in Bengaluru’s Garudacharpalya near KR Puram on Thursday morning. The police suspect that Chandregowda, 63, and his wife Lakshmamma, 55, have been murdered due to personal animosity.
According to the police, the incident took place on Wednesday night and the couple was attacked with a blunt object.
The duo hailed from KR Pet in neighbouring Mandya district and was running a sari shop. Their death came to light when one Shivaraj, who runs a flour mill below their house, went to inform them about overflowing water from the tank.
“Shivaraj peeped through the window and saw Chandregowda lying in the hall. Suspecting foul play, he alerted Mahadevapura police, who broke open the door and found Lakshmamma’s body in the bedroom,” Whitfield Division DCP Anuchet told The Times of India.
City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao also visited the spot. “We’re trying to find out who will benefit from these murders. The property ownership will go to the couple’s adopted daughter,” he said.
Early on Wednesday, a couple and their child had visited Chandregowda and Lakshmamma, the report also quoted another shopkeeper as saying.
While initially it was suspected that the murder was committed to steal valuables, it later came to light that no items were missing from the house.
Deccan Herald reported that the police deployed forensic teams, fingerprint experts and dog squads to the crime scene and have formed three teams to nab the culprits.
This double murder comes close on the heels of the sensational murder of former Vice-Chancellor of Alliance University, D Ayyappa Dore, on Tuesday night.
The police on Thursday said that they have solved the crime and arrested Chancellor Sudhir G Angur. Family rift was the reason behind the murder, the police said.
According to police, Suraj Singh, a functionary at the university, had allegedly carried out the crime at the behest of Sudhir to prevent his brother Madhukar from gaining control in the university. Ayyapa Dore was seemingly shifting his allegiance towards Madhukar, which allegedly prompted Sudhir to plot the crime.