Kundapur, June 19: The police who are investigating the mysterious death of Akshata Devadiga (17), PU student of a college in Byndoor, who was found murdered on the late evening of Wednesday, June 17th at Henberu in Ottinene, have reportedly obtained some vital clues related to the case.
This is the second such incident reported at Byndoor. Another college student, Ratna Kottary’s death was reported in the region about 11 months ago.
It is learnt from the sources that there are clear evidences which says that the girl was raped and murdered. The neck bone, of the girl was fractured and scratch mark were observed on her face.
Locals said that the girl’s body was found amidst bushes in acacia plantation. It is believed that labourers engaged in highway construction work were seen consuming drugs like ganja at this spot often in the evenings.
A local man had said that he had seen a youngster walking through the same way some distance ahead of Akshata while she was returning home by walk from the college. Later the same youth was spotted returning towards Byndoor through Yojana Nagar. As the girl was murdered around this time, needle of suspicion points at this unidentified youth.
The girl’s body was found some distance away from the road she used to move to the college and return, has given rise to doubts. The salwar’s shawl had been tied around her neck and the bag and umbrella were placed by the side of the body. As the shrubs in the vicinity where the body was found undisturbed, all the above factors arouse doubts that the girl might have been murdered elsewhere and the body might have been carried to dump here. As it is a hilly region, it is said that a single person cannot carry the body.
Holiday was declared to Byndoor PU College following the death of the student. Her body, was brought to Byndoor from Manipal after post-mortem on Thursday evening and was placed for public view. Later the body was handed over to her family.
District in-charge Minister, Vinay Kumar Sorake, and MLC, Kota Srinivas Poojary, visited the spot and expressed their condolences to Akshata’s family.
IGP Amrut Paul has also visited the spot at around afternoon on Thursday, June 18th accompanied by SP Annamalai, and other police personnels.