Sharath's body was found buried near the Ramohalli lake on Friday morning. According to reports, both his hands were tied together.
Television reports say that Sharath was killed on the night of September 12- the day he was abducted- in a Swift car.
The Gnanabharati police arrested six persons in connection with the crime on Thursday night, including Vicky, Vinay and Vishal. Vishal is said to be a relative and Sharath's sister's classmate and therefore was known to the family. He was privy to Sarath's movements, making it easier to kidnap him.
"On Thursday night, we questioned the suspects. They told us that initially, they put Sharath's body in a Swift car with license plates KA 541 MA 9636 and were roaming around the locality to decide what to do. They thought of throwing the body in the lake but were scared that they would be apprehended if the body was found floating. Hence they dug a pit and buried him near the lake," Gnanabharati Police told TNM.
According to the police, the abductors decided to kill him, after they realised that the family had gone to the cops.
After making Sharath record two videos of his appeal to his family, his kidnappers killed him. According to one police source, the body was first thrown into the lake. But the body surfaced in a day or two. The kidnappers who had been keeping a close watch, then dug a shallow pit and buried the body near the lake.
Sharath is the son of Income Tax official Niranjan Kumar. On the evening of September 12, Sharat had left home in his new motorbike, saying that he was going out to meet his friends. However, he did not return home that night and repeated calls from the family went unanswered. Following this, Sharat's mother received a video message from his number, in which Sharat informed them that he was abducted and that his abductors were demanding a ransom of Rs 50 lakh.
In a second video that has just emerged, a worried Sarath can be heard asking his parents to pay the ransom. He warns his family that his kidnappers had weapons and were watching his sister too.