A murder that occurred in Ramangara near Bengaluru on Wednesday was solved within minutes thanks to the sniffer dog deployed by the police, which sniffed out the killer.
Venkatesh, a 23-year-old resident of Ramasandra village near Kengeri, Upanagara, was arrested by the Ramanagara Police after a sniffer dog began barking at him at the crime scene, the Times of India reported.
Late on Wednesday night, the Ramanagara Police received a call from Venkatesh himself that a 21-year-old girl named Kavya was murdered at Ramasandra village.
A team of investigators immediately rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, Venkatesh had alerted Kavyaâs mother Sukanya and had told her that two bike-borne assailants had brutally stabbed Kavya.
Venkatesh had narrated the same story to the police at the control room as well, when he had called in to report the murder.
When the police arrived at the scene of the crime, the sniffer dog began barking at Venkatesh and that is when the police noticed the blood stains on his shirt.
According to an officer at the Ramanagara Police Station, the investigators had noticed that Venkatesh was nervous but Kavyaâs family stood by him and refused to believe that Venkatesh could have killed their daughter.
âHe told us that the stains may have landed on him while he was trying to save Kavya. We had to double check before arresting or letting him go. So we decided to call him to the station on the pretext of filing an FIR since he was the one who called in to report the crime. Venkatesh was told to change his clothes before heading to the police station,â the officer said.
Once Venkatesh arrived at the station, the dog squad was called in. âThe same dog, which was made to sniff the crime scene, went right to Venkateshâs bloodstained clothes and began barking. Venkatesh was detained and questioned, after which he confessed to the crime,â the police added.
Kavya and Venkatesh studied in school together and after Venkateshâs parents died, Kavyaâs father, Chandru, an auto rickshaw driver, took Venkatesh in.
âKavya was working as an accountant in a finance company in Mariyappana Palya. She got Venkatesh a job in the same firm. Recently, the company found Rs 90,000 missing in the transactions handled by Venkatesh and she had told the management that she would get Venkatesh to repay the amount. Venkatesh and Kavya began arguing about this issue and Venkatesh, who was angry that Kavya had humiliated him in front of his colleagues by believing that he had stolen the money, argued with her on Wednesday night as well. When the argument got heated, her pulled out a knife and stabbed her in the neck,â the police added.
Venkatesh has been booked for murder.