Investigation into man’s murder reveals killing of his ‘missing’ son by same accused; 3 arrested
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Investigation into man’s murder reveals killing of his ‘missing’ son by same accused; 3 arrested

January 9, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: An investigation into a man’s murder, who was clubbed to death near Mandakalli on Jan. 2, has revealed that his son too was allegedly killed by the same accused. Mysuru South Police have arrested the alleged killers.

The arrested have been identified as Manjunath, Mahadevaswamy alias Madappa and Satish alias Satish Kumar alias Billa, all residents of Mandakalli.

Details: The Mysuru South Police, based on a complaint, had registered a case in connection with  the murder of one Marikotegowda of Mandakalli, who was found brutally hacked to death by miscreants when he was proceeding on his motorcycle from Mandakalli to Mahadevapura on the morning of Jan. 2.

Marikotegowda’s body was found in an agricultural field  located close to a canal along Mandakalli-Srinagar Mud (Kacchha) Road, while the killers had taken away his motorcycle.

The Police, who began investigation into the case, traced the absconding accused — Manjunath, Mahadevaswamy and Satish — by mobile tower signals and took them into custody on Jan. 8, on suspicion of their involvement as the trio had a running dispute with Marikotegowda and his family over some issue. 

During interrogation, the trio spilled the beans on the murder of Marikotegowda and also his son Satish Kumar.

The accused trio, who had personal animosity towards Satish Kumar, had murdered him on the night of the night of Dec. 26 and had thrown his body in a bush at a secluded spot near the APMC Market Yard on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road, which fact was not immediately known to anyone. Meanwhile, as Satish Kumar did not return home his  fatherMarikotegowda lodged a missing complaint with the jurisdictional Mysuru South Police on Dec. 29 stating that his son, who left home on a motorcycle on the night of  Dec. 26, had not returned since then.

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Upon coming to know that Marikotegowda had lodged a missing complaint stating that his son had gone missing since three days, the accused trio — Manjunath, Mahadevaswamy and Satish — who had already killed Satish Kumar by then, feared that Marikotegowda would kill them in retaliation  if he (Marikotegowda) learnt that his son (Satish Kumar) had been murdered and decided to do away with Marikotegowda as well. After hatching a plot, the trio intercepted and  brutally hacked Marikotegowda to death when he was proceeding on his motorcycle from Mandakalli towards Mahadevapura on the morning of Jan. 2 and threw his body in an agricultural field along Mandakalli-Srinagar Mud Road.

After the trio spilled the beans on the double murder, the Police  recovered the body of Satish Kumar, which was found lying in a highly decomposed state at the  spot  on Friday (Jan. 8), based on the information provided by the  alleged killer trio. The Police have also recovered the Motorcycle (KA-09 HV-623) which Marikotegowda was travelling when he got killed.

The investigation also revealed that the trio had followed Satish Kumar who left his house on his motorcycle from Mandakalli on the night of Dec. 26 and brutally hacked him to death with lethal weapons after intercepting him near APMC. The trio then threw the body in a bush at a secluded place located quite a distance from APMC Yard, which was recovered yesterday. Mysuru South Police, who have registered a case of double murder against the trio, have continued further investigation into the case. 

The nabbing operation was carried out by Mysuru South CPI K. Jeevan, PSI V.C. Vanaraju and other staff under the guidance of SP C.B. Ryshyanth, Additional SP R. Shivakumar and Assistant SP Dr.A.R.Sumith.

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