Kin of former Minister found dead in forest

Kin of former Minister found dead in forest

December 5, 2023

Mahadevaiah, brother-in-law of C.P. Yogeshwar, was allegedly kidnapped from his farmhouse near Channapatna on the night of Dec. 2; Bludgeoned body found in Doddagundi forest area near Ramapura in Chamarajanagar district

Hanur: A realtor, who had gone missing in a mysterious manner from his farmhouse near Channapatna in Ramanagar district on Dec. 2, was found dead in a forest area near Ramapura in Hanur taluk of Chamarajanagar district yesterday.

Mahadevaiah (58), a realtor and brother-in-law of MLC C.P. Yogeshwar (who is also a former Minister), is the deceased. Mahadevaiah, who had huge stakes in real estate at Channapatna, Bidadi and surroundings, is suspected to have been allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a gang of three. The killers had bludgeoned Mahadevaiah’s face with a stone to conceal his identity before disposing of his body in the forest area, it is said.

Mahadevaiah is married to Yogeshwar’s younger sister and was the Director of Mega City, a real estate firm with Yogeshwar as its Managing Director.

He was at his farmhouse at Chakkere near Channapatna, when he was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified miscreants along with his car (KA-42 N-0012) on the night of Dec. 2.

The documents and clothes in the house were found ransacked, triggering the suspicion of kidnap among family members, who had lodged a complaint in this regard at Channapatna Police Station.

Meanwhile, Mahadevaiah’s cell phone was switched off but Channapatna Police had succeeded in tracing the mobile tower location to Male Mahadeshwara Hill Road. Even then, the Police were making calls repeatedly to his cell phone that was received once by a person who spoke like a drunkard before switching off the phone. Channapatna Police soon shared the information with their counterparts at Kollegal Town and Rural, Hanur, Ramapura and MM Hills Police Stations seeking their cooperation in tracing Mahadevaiah.

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His (Mahadevaiah) car was found abandoned near Primary Health Centre at Ramapura on Sunday night and upon inspection after opening the lock by force, the blood stains were found in the boot space of the car. The Police inspected CCTV camera footages of the surroundings and found three persons going towards Nala Road from Ramapura. One among them was wearing a lungi and two others in trousers. They returned after 15 minutes from Nala Road. Acting on the leads, Police suspected that the miscreants may have murdered Mahadevaiah before dumping his body in the forest.

Police launched a search operation on Monday morning and finally succeeded in tracing the body near Doddagundi forest area. The body may have been thrown from a height of 50 feet and the perpetrators may have been well aware of the forest area, Police suspected.

Chamarajanagar Superintendent of Police (SP) Padmini Saho, Ramanagar SP Karthik Reddy, Kollegal Dy.SP Somegowda, Ramapura Circle Police Inspector (CPI) Santosh Kashyap and Police personnel from Channapatna Police Station visited the spot.

Former Minister C.P. Yogeshwar and his brother C.P. Rajesh and family members also                               visited Ramapura Police Station last evening.


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