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Cops crack mystery behind UPCL worker’s murder; arrest fellow worker

Cops crack mystery behind UPCL worker’s murder; arrest fellow worker


Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, May 11, 2015 :  Police who are investigating into the case of murder of a UPCL worker  named Raja Patel (24) have arrested   one Subrahmanya(38), also an UPCL worker in connection with the murder of the former. Raja’s body was found amid bushes   near Padebettu on May 8.


Cops crack mystery behind UPCL worker’s murder; arrest fellow worker


ASP  Santosh Kumar who spoke to reporters here on May 10, Sunday informed that the murder was committed for  monetary gains.

 The accused Subrahmanya  hailed from Nellineedu near Kudremukh. The deceased was from Jeevaragi in Kalaburgi district and was working for UPCL as a contract worker since one and a half years. He was on leave since April 17 as he had to attend a relative’s wedding in his hometown. However when Raja did not reach his hometown, a missing complaint was filed in Padubidri police station on April 25.

The ASP informed that  the arrested Subrahmanya has admitted his guilt. He said Subrahmanya has revealed to the police that he had  strangulated Raja with a nylon rope and covered his head with a plastic  bag while the latter was watching TV  at home. Later the same night  Subrahmanya  covered the body in a polyethylene bag and dumped it in Bikriguttu. He had then left to his hometown and stayed there for a few days before returning to work, Santosh Kumar informed.

It has been gathered that Subrahmanya was under the impression that Raja had huge money but could only  find Rs 1300 in Raja’s purse. The police said the accused has also admitted that he had burnt  the ATM card and sim card of Raja.

 DySP Vinay S Nayak and Kaup Inspector Sunil Nayak were also present at the press meet among others.


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