Mangalore, September 5: A man accused of killing his wife, was arrested after 16 years by the District Crime Intelligence Bureau (DCIB).
The accused Raja alias Raju was a resident of Kumpala in Bantwal; went absconding since 1998 was finally arrested in Tamil Nadu by the DCIB police.
Addressing a press meet here on Friday September 5th, superintendent of police (SP) Dr Sharanappa said that on July 21st 1998; Raju-in a drunken state had a quarrel with his wife Baby and stabbed her and fled the spot. The couple were staying in a rented house. Bantwal rural police had registered a murder case under section 302 of IPC against the accused.
Raju had escaped to Tamil Nadu, but despite several visits to the state, the district police failed to locate him.
Recently, the DCIB police received information that he was staying in Dharapuram taluk of Tirupur district in Tamil Nadu. The police arrested him and brought him to the city.
The SP appreciated the efforts of police personnel Uday Rai, Taranath S, Palanivelu, Iqbal A E, Vasunaik, DCIB assistant SI Sanjeeva Purusha and others who were part of the investigation and awarded them with certificates and cash prize.
The SP further said that there were many other cases like these and the police department has decided to pursue old cases and catch hold of absconding persons accused in those cases.
When queried on the Shyamprasad suicide case related to the sexual harassment complaint against the seer of Ramachandrapura Math, the SP said that; the cops are verifying the death note recovered.