Bengaluru financier found dead in Mysuru lodge: Wife still missing; Police groping in the dark for clues

Bengaluru financier found dead in Mysuru lodge: Wife still missing; Police groping in the dark for clues

January 12, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Ten days have passed after a woman went mysteriously missing from a  lodge at Old RMC Yard where her husband — a financier from Bengaluru — ended life but till now there is no trace of the woman. Her mobile phone is switched off and the Police still are groping in the dark for any possible clues about her whereabouts. 

The woman, 40-year-old M.M. Kavitha, a nurse by profession and resident of Yeshwanthpur, has been missing since the wee hours of Jan. 2 while her husband 45-year-old Umashankar was found dead inside the lodge room. Circumstantial evidence indicates that Umashankar died due to excessive dose of insulin as many empty insulin vials and syringes were found in the room. 

The couple had checked into the lodge on Jan. 1 after visiting Kavitha’s parents at Jayanagar where they had left their daughter who is studying PUC and told the elders that they had to rush to Bengaluru on some urgent work and would be back soon to pick up their daughter.  A suicide note signed by the couple was found in the lodge room purportedly signed by both husband and wife. The note said that Umashankar was being harassed by a couple of persons and unable to bear the abuses, the couple had decided to kill themselves. The note mentioned the names of a few persons. 

Though the note indicated that it was a suicide pact, only Umashankar was found dead while Kavitha was found sneaking out of the lodge room under the cover of darkness at 5 am on Jan. 2 and the footage has been captured in the CCTV cameras installed in the lodge corridors. She had left the lodge and had not informed her parents about Umashankar’s death. 

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Umashankar’s car was found parked outside the lodge and added to the mystery was that Kavitha’s mobile phone location was traced at Chennapatna and it is not yet established that how she reached there. Later, Kavitha switched off her phone. The Mandi Mohalla Police are unable to crack the case as only Kavitha can provide details on what transpired on the night of Jan. 1 and what made her go out of the lodge room leaving her dead husband behind. In an effort to search her, the Police are looking out in Bengaluru, Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border areas and all those places as indicated by her parents. 

Her movements cannot be tracked as her mobile phone is switched off and the Police have doubts that Kavitha would have travelled in a bus or a train. “Our teams have so far searched all possible places and even her family members are assisting us. We can get some clues only after Kavitha is found and we can know the real reason behind Umashankar’s death,” said Mandi Inspector Narayanaswamy. 


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