The Kengeri police on Friday arrested seven persons, including two women,for allegedly killing a businessman, who was also a Kannada film producer, over a property dispute.
A,62 year old Kannada movie producer who is even a business man and a close aide of BJP leader V.Somanna was brutally murdered by his tenant over a property dispute in Bengaluru.
The deceased has been identified as,R. Ramesh Kumar Jain resident of RPC layout and native of Rajasthan,was strangled to death on Wednesday, after which the assailants threw his body in an open drain near Kengeri.
The accused have been identified as Nazeer, his wife Shabeena Taj, daughter Heena,Islam Khan, Abdul Hashim, Syed Ahmed, and Mohammad Zuber.
According to investigation officer the autopsy, says Ramesh died of asphyxiation.He was strangled to death and his body was dumped in the storm water drain on November 27.We found the body two days later.it has came to light that Nazeer had rented the house in Deepanjali Nagar,which was owned by Ramesh.He has confessed to killing Ramesh with the help of the others he added.
Senior officer told media persons that, A missing persons complaint was filed by Ramesh’s son Rakesk on the night of November 27 at the Vijayanagar Police Station. In his complaint, Rakesh has alleged that his father left home on the morning of November 27 and had informed the family that he was heading towards Deepanjalinagar to collect the rent from his tenants, who had reportedly not paid it.My father did not return home and it was late into the night.We were worried as his phone was switched off.I called Nazeer to inquire about my father.Nazeer told me that my father had informed him that he was coming but did not turn up,Rakesh’s complaint states.Rakesh then approached the Vijayanagar Police and lodged a missing persons complaint.As soon as the complaint was registered in vijayanagar police Station a special team was formed by DCP west,Ravi.D.Channanavar under the leadership of ACPs as,Manjuanth and Parameshwar Hegde,Inspectors as,Nagesh,Ramappa Gutter,Veerendra Prasad swung into action they visited the tenant house it was door locked and at around 8 pm on November 29, a passer by saw the body was found in a storm drain at the Kengeri Railway Station.He immediately informed the Kengeri police Station inspector that someone body is floating near Kengeri Railway Station the cops immediately rushed to spot and during searching our team found driving licence in drain and based on it the station officials informed deceased son Rakesh and based on the driver’s licence found in the drain, the police were able to identify him as Ramesh Kumar Jain.We had brought in Nazeer for questioning as Ramesh had told his family that he was going to collect rent.He confessed to his involvement in the murder and also named the other accused who has helped in this crime and based on his statement we have arrested all the seven persons and a detailed investigation by the team the accused spilled the beans They took Jain inside a room and smothered him on the bed. They later carried the body in Islam’s auto-rickshaw to Dubasipalya near Kengeri to throw it into Rajakaluve and it was came to light as Nazeer, who runs a furniture shop in Deepanjali Nagar, has been friend with Ramesh for 25 years. He had rented the house from Ramesh 10 years ago.Over the past few months, Ramesh and Nazeer had many fights as Nazeer would not pay rent on time.This time, Ramesh confronted him and warned him that he would have Nazeer evicted if he did not pay the rent on time.Nazeer claims that he felt betrayed by his friend and when the argument got heated, he and his family ended up strangling Ramesh. The other accused, who are his associates are believed to have helped him in dumping the body he added.All the seven accused has been arrested and we have produced them before the court and the court has remanded them to police custody to ascertain more details he added.
PRAMESH S JAIN