Udupi, Aug 10, 2016 : A meeting of several Bunt community leaders held here on August 9, Tuesday in the wake of the gruesome murder of hotelier and businessman Bhasker Shetty have demanded an impartial probe into the case.
The participants of the meeting, citing some reports, also demanded that Udupi District BJP President and Bunt leader Mattar Ratnaker Hegde should not represent the accused in the case of this horrific crime.
They also decided to submit a memorandum to State Minister and Udupi MLA Pramod Madhwaraj to ensure a thorough and unbiased probe into the case.
Chandrashekhar, the brother-in-law of the deceased Bhasker who spoke during the meeting revealed that he and Bhasker were married on the same day. "We had plans to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary on May 22 . However Bhasker said his wife was against it, thus revealing there were some differences between them."
He also revealed that the accused Navaneeth had dropped out of college while he was pursuing third year engineering and that Bhasker Shetty was opposed to Navaneeth’s affair and also the alleged affair of Rajeshwari.
" Bhasker who suspected Rajeshwari’s fidelity had even told his mother that he wants to bequeath his property to some other family member and also intended to divorce Rajeshwari."
He further said "Rajeshwari came into contact with Niranjan Bhat after the latter performed some rituals to cure her when she had fallen ill."
Making it clear that none of them were after the assets of Bhasker Shetty, Chandrashekhar said they all only wanted justice and strictest punishment to the guilty.
Lawyer Jayakar Shetty Indrali who was also present at the meeting, said proving the murder would be a tough task as there were no traces of the body of Bhasker Shetty.
Gulabi Shedti, Mother of Bhasker Shetty, Suresh Shetty Gurme, Uday Kumar Shetty and others were present.