Sullia: Murder of senior citizen living alone - one arrested

Daijiworld Media Network - Sullia (SP)

Sullia, Sep 14: In connection with the recovery of the decomposed body of a senior citizen who was living alone at Pambethady near Panja, after it was found to be prima facie a case of murder, the police arrested one person.

Relating to the death of Kalchare Subramanya Bhat (60), the police arrested the accused and produced him in the court here on Wednesday September 12. He was remanded to judicial custody for two weeks.

It is gathered that Ashiq, resident of Kodiyal Kalchada, who happens to be the arrested accused, has confessed to the crime.

A police team from here, led by circle inspector, Sathish Kumar, succeeded in identifying and arresting the accused on the basis of the imprint of the tyres of a pickup vehicle left behind on the tarpaulin spread out in the courtyard of the deceased's house.

Ashiq had bludgeoned Bhat to death two days before the incident came to light. He later brought a few people including Vasanth, Deekshith, Laxmish and Pick-up owner, Vidyananda, falsely telling that Bhat had asked him to sell the stock of areca nut stored inside Bhat's house. He acted like conversing with Bhat over phone, went inside, loaded the areca nut into the pick-up truck and sold the same to a merchant from Kaniyoor, the police found out during investigation.

Those who helped Bhat in carrying areca nut have also been questioned, it is said.