The accused knew the couple for over 15 years

Bengaluru police arrest one for murder of elderly couple another accused absconding
news Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 20:05

Thirty six hours after partially decomposed bodies of an elderly couple were found, Bengaluru police have identified two people who allegedly committed the murder.  

Bodies of Parvatha Raj (60) and Chandrakala (55) were found in their house on Monday, almost four days after they had been murdered. 

The police have arrested one person while the other accused is absconding. A man called Premchand Jain (35), a resident of KG Halli has been arrested and police are trying to trace Chandrashekar, the other accused. The police got leads to the accused by checking CCTV footage.

Police said that Premchand was friends with Parvathraj and Chandrakala for over 15 years. He had taken a loan from Parvathraj on many occasions.

On the day of the murder on April 22, the accused came to Chandrakala to ask for some money. However, Chandrakala reportedly told them that they would get the money only if they pledged jewellery, said the police.

Premchand and Chandrashekar were angered by her response and stabbed the couple multiple times. The duo took Rs 50,000 cash and jewellery.

Kiran, the coupleā€™s daughter, who is working as an engineer in USA returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday morning after hearing the news. 

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