Udupi, May 24, 2017: Yogish the accused in sensational murder case of Sunanda Shetty at Heroor village, in Udupi on 21 December 2010 is sentenced to life imprisoment after seven years of crime by district and sessions court on May 24,Wednesday.
It may be recalled here that in the early morning of 21 December 2010 62yr old Sunanda Shetty was found murdered in front of her house. The ornaments worn by her were taken away by the culprits.
The team followed the clues left by the culprit at the crime scene meticulously. More than 100 suspects were interrogated and finally the main suspect was indentified. The detective team kept a close watch on the activities of the suspect and arrested Yogish Kumar Poojary at Heroor.
Yogish confessed to the murder of Sunanada Shetty and narrated the modus operendi to the investigating officer. He hailing from Heroor, was residing a few yards away from the house of the deceased and running a small general store near Heroor bus stand. He had borrowed a huge amount of loan from different banks in Brahmavar and udupi for his business and did not repay the loan due to heavy loss sustained in the business. In order to makeup the loss, he had planned to commit a crime which would fetch him a big amount. The first target he choose was his immediate neighbour Sunanda Shetty who was staying alone after the death of her husband in April-2010. Yogish kept a close watch on the activities of Sunanda Shetty and plotted the plan about 4 months back to do away with Sunanda Shetty for the sake of jewellery which she worne regularly. He had planned to attack Sunanda Shetty on couple of occasions but could not succeed. Finally, on the fateful day Yogish went near the house of Sunanda Shetty and kept a watch on her movement in the dark and as she came out to clean the portico, Yogish pounced on her from the back and throttled her to death. Immediately he decamped with gold ornaments worn by her. After committing the murder he went to a movie and returned home late that night and tied the packet containing the gold ornament to a tree branch. The hidden ornaments consisted of One gold Mangala sutra, Two ear studs and Four Bangles which is worth ` 1,80,000 were recovered.
Yogish was found guilty ,District Sessions court conducted the hearings of the case and sentenced him to life imprisonment under IPC section 302 (murder) and to seven years of rigorous imprisonment under section 397 and a fine of Rs 25,000 was imposed.