A body of a woman was exhumed from the compound of a farmhouse in Heggedagare in Ramanagara district on Sunday, following the arrest of her husband and daughter, who are accused of plotting and executing the murder.
The accused Thimmaiah and his daughter 20-year-old Rani, who were nabbed by Ramanagara police, were missing since April 2 when the murder took place, reported The Times of India.
The third accused, Anand is still at large.
The murder only surfaced a week ago after Manjula’s eldest daughter Pavithra filed a missing complaint with the police.
Pavithra, a resident of Karadi Gowdanahalli, visited the farmhouse on Thursday with her husband and found no one in the house, reported TOI.
Her neighbours told her that her mother had gone missing for a month now and that her father and sister had not come home for over a couple of weeks, following which she registered a complaint.
On questioning, Thimmaiah revealed the plot to the police.
Thimmaiah and Manjula were caretakers of the farmhouse.
In April, Thimmaiah, Rani and Anand planned to kill Manjula, out of frustration as Manjula was constantly quarreling with them over personal issues, reported Deccan Herald.
The accused hacked her to death and buried the body in the farmhouse after which they spread rumours in the village that Manjula had gone missing, police said.
"We are yet to ascertain when the murder took place. The body has been exhumed and sent for post-mortem. The incident will be recreated and the weapons used to commit the offence will be recovered," said a senior police officer.
A case has been registered in Bidadi police station.