Crime
Two days before the body was discovered, the family of the deceased, Shreemathi Shetty, had filed a missing complaint.

A case of gruesome murder has emerged from Mangaluru. The body of a middle-aged woman, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in two different areas in Mangaluru on Sunday.

While the head and the limbs of the body were found on the roadside of the highway between Nantoor and KPT, the torso was found in Nandigudda in the district.

The officials from Kadri and Pandeshwar police station discovered the body after being alerted by passersby. The police officials from both the stations arrived at the two spots as soon as they were alerted about the discovery of the body parts.

"The parts of the body were discovered in two different places, around 9 am. On the highway, one bag of body parts was found near the MRPL Petrol Bunk by a group of fruit vendors and the other bag was found near the burial ground in Nandigudda. The parts of the body have been sent to a hospital and we are investigating the case," said an official from Pandeshwar police station.

The deceased has been identified as Shreemathi Shetty, a resident of Amar Alva Road in the district. The family of Shreemathi was informed about the murder and were asked to visit the hospital where the body was taken to.

Incidentally, two days before the body was discovered, her family had filed a missing complaint at Pandeshwar police station, stating that Shreemathi had not returned home since Friday. 

After a preliminary inquiry, the police officials stated that this could be a case of murder committed for personal reasons. Three teams of police personnel have been formed to trace the murderers and a detailed investigation will be carried out.

"We have registered an FIR but are yet to ascertain where the crime has taken place. We will be transferring the case to the relevant police station when the spot, where the crime was committed, has been established," said a police official from Kadri police station.

According to the police, Shreemathi is divorced and her husband is in judicial custody over a case of theft registered in Mangaluru South police station.