Kundapur, December 3: Police have arrested two persons in connection to the murder of a woman named Usha(33).
The body of an unknown woman was found among the bamboo bushes near the Seetha river on November 30th. By the evening of Wednesday, the identity of the body was confirmed that it was of a woman named Usha from Japti village. The police undertook brisk investigations and arrested two persons.
The arrested are identified as Vishwanath Nayak (34), resident of Shettoli in Belve Gommola and Karunakar Shetty (46), resident of Halaneeru in Belve Gommola , who assisted Vishwanath Nayak in the crime.
Case cracked in three days:
On November 30th, the body of a Usha was found in a decomposed state among the bamboo bushes near the Seetha river at Gommola. As the face portion was completely crushed, the body was in an unidentifiable state. The police investigated the case from various angles and began to track the missing people. They thought that the body might be that of Usha who went missing on November 23rd and intensified the investigations. They informed to her family and the body was identified.
The police after confirming that the body was that of Usha, prima facie they confirmed that it was a murder case and began investigations in various angles. During the questioning, Vishwanath Nayak and Karunakar Shetty were caught by police.
Usha was married and mother of two children. She had left her husband. Vishwanath was employed in a cashew nut factory near Belve and was also involved in building construction work. Both had an illicit relationship from eight years, it is said. Vishwanath had plenty of land in Gommola and began to construct a new house there. Meanwhile, he began to ask Usha to return his money as he was facing some problems and had also asked her to come for his house construction works, it is said. But it is said, Usha was forcing him to help her to construct a house and also to give money. On November 23rd, she told some reasons at home and packed a night wear in her bag. Then she left with Vishwanath with a plan to get a sketch of her dream house, post which she was murdered, it is learnt.
Karunakar Shetty was an old rival to Vishwanath and also his neighbour staying in the same village. Vishwanath had promised Karunakar Shetty that he would introduce Usha to him also.
On November 23rd, Vishwanath picked Usha on a bike from near her house to his under construction new house in Gommola saying that he would make a sketch for her new house. He introduced Usha to Karunakar Shetty who went to the Seeta river some time later.
Meanwhile, a big fight took place between Vishwanath and Usha and while Usha tried to run away from the spot, Karuankar Shetty held her tight. She was murdered by dropping a huge boulder on her face. Later the two discarded the body amidst the bushes near the banks of the Seetha river.
After committing the murder, Vishwanath plans to escape with the jewellery that Usha was wearing. Later he comes to know that most of them were artificial jewellery. Then he takes away the artificial karimani chain, ear ring, watch, silver anklets, two mobile phones and about ten thousand rupees and keeps in his wife’s house. All these items and the bike has been seized by the police.
SP visit- Lauds the investigation team:
Udupi SP K Annamalai visited the crime spot in Gommola on Thursday afternoon and inspected.
Later he spoke in Kundapur and praised the team that cracked the case in three days. The team led by DySP Manjunath Shetty, that comprised of Kundapur Circle Inspector Diwakar PM, Shankaranarayana PSI Dejappa and Amaseabil PSI Sunil Kumar and team participated in the investigations.