“CCTV cameras helped cops to detect the clueless sensational double murder”.

A clueless sensational double murder case solved by Whitefield Division police of Mahadevapura police and have arrested two persons and recovered stolen property from them. Sensational double murder case of a elderly couple solved by Mahadevapura police by arresting two accused a husband and wife and recovered stolen 305 grams gold ornaments and cash from them. The accused has been identified as Venkatesh CH,30 years,and Smt.Arpita Venkatesh,21 years.Both live in a rented house in Amruthahalli. On 17th October an elderly couple were found murdered in Mahadevpura Police Station limits. The deceased Chandregowda,aged 63 years (retired Pvt.Company employee) and his wife Smt.Lakshmamma,aged 55 years were found murdered in their home located in RHB Colony, Garudacharpalya.by unknown miscreants and their house was also found to be ransacked. Sensing a sensitive case four teams were formed under DCP Whitefield.
The murder case was detected with the help of technical investigation skills and with the CCTV footage in the area as there was no CCTV cameras installed in the elderly couple house and surroundings but a major breakthrough was CCTV footage in the area which captured the movements of these duo. Under Section 27 of evidence act we have arrested them and we took them to the scene of crime also.
Senior officer told the accused were married in 2016 and have a 1.5-year-old child. Venkatesh works as an Ola cab driver.Venkatesh had several loans amounting to Rs 10 lakhs, and decided to pay back the loans by committing murder for gain.Smt. Lakshmamma is a distant relative of Venkatesh.He had met them in a marriage function in Mysuru about a month back.After seeing the jewels worn by her,he and his wife decided to target this elderly couple.They also visited the house twice to build up a rapport and gain their confidence.On 16th October,Venkatesh and his wife went to the house of deceased,and these both accused brutally assaulted them on their head with a spanner and murdered them.
They then searched the house for valuables,and decamped with gold jewels, silver articles and cash.The gold articles were then sold at Shri Dhanalaxmi Jewellers,Malleshwaram for which they obtained Rs.8.6 lakhs cash after obtaining the cash they visited to Dharmasthala and stayed their for two days and then they were hiding at their friend autham’s house in a village in Dakshin Kannada district and based on the investigation clues they were nabbed on 26th October at his house and During the course of investigation he has confessed the crime and said to repay the loan of ten lakhs these both used to identify elderly couples who are all alone and has no child and after getting information about them they used to target them by taking them in their confidence and then they used to assault them with spanner and decamp with their valuables and a detailed investigation by the team the accused Venkatesh revealed that he had committed a similar offence in Rayasamudra Village, in KR Pete Taluka, Mandya District in July 2019.Further enquiry has revealed that an elderly couple; Gundegowda,aged about 55 years and his wife Smt.Lalitamma, aged about 50 years were murdered in a similar fashion by Venkatesh on the night of 12th July 2019. Smt.Lalitamma was a relative of Venkatesh (she is the elder sister of his brother in law).After murdering them he ransacked the house and made away with 60 grams of gold jewels and cash of Rs. 2000.Then the gold was sold by his wife Arpita at Shri Dhanalaxmi Jewellers in Malleshwaram for which they obtained Rs1.8 lakhs cash and thereafter they repaid some of the loans.During the course of investigation 305 grams of gold ornaments and Rs.5,04,300 cash has been seized. Further investigation is continued and it is shocking that in the double murder case of elderly couple one alleged accused is in jail by name Yogesh who is a neighbour of Venkatesh in KR Pet only just for a small quarrel between them and to take revenge from his neighbors they both fixed him falsely in the double murder case and the cops have also arrested him based on his statement instead of doing investigation in all angles they have fixed a person who is still in jail and a detailed investigation will be done in this case also as why he was not booked by the concerned officer in the crime of Mandya KR Pet Police station he added.
Their Modus Operandi is they used to visit to marriage and other functions and his wife used to collect details about elderly persons in their family and after knowing that the elderly couple is all alone with no children then they used to target them and visit their house oftenly to build their rapport with them as they are caring to them and are concerned about them in the same way they collected details about lakshmamma and Chandregowda and to repay his loan of Rs.10 lakhs he has murdered these elderly couples as being all alone what they will do with this much of property.
Commissioner of Police,Bhaskar Rao told media persons as on 17th October 10 days back there was a double murder reported in Mahadevapura police Station limits in which elderly couple were brutally hacked to death by some unknown miscreants they even ransacked with their valuables as soon as the murder was reported my self with Addl CP,East,S Murugan,DCP Whitefield MN Anucheth with other officers and staff along with dog squad,Finger print expert,Forensic experts were pressed into action after visiting the scene of crime we formed three special teams under the supervision of DCP Whitefield,MN Antithetic one team was busy in collecting CCTV footage from the neighboring areas,another team was busy in collecting information from the neighbors and the elderly couples relatives about who all visits to their house and another team was busy in gathering information with the technical support as the team were pressed into action and the team who were pressed into action the team got a vital clues in one of the CCTV cameras which has recorded the suspects movements in one of the camera in the area and then we asked the complainant Shivaraj to identify the persons who are seen in the cameras as he identified the suspects and said he is a far relative of deceased who used to visit often then we asked the adopted children of couples to verify who seen the CCTV footage and identified the two and said that they are our far relative and was seen in marriage of our relative in Mysuru after that we are seeing him here the complainant Adopted children of elderly couple said based on her statement our team called the suspect to appear before us for questioning but the suspects tried avoiding us and were not cooperating with investigation by giving reasons and based on their suspicious behaviour our team got doubt on them and then one team was pressed into action to follow his all movements and keep a close watch on them the team with the help of technical support has tracked the suspects at his friends Goutham house in Dakshina Kannada who gave shelter to them and even Money to travel in his vehicle the team rushed to the spot and zeroed in both of them at his house and took them for questioning during the course of interrogation after sustain interrogation by the team the team grilled them who confessed the crime and based on their statement and confession the team arrested them and a detailed inquiry about the suspects as our team got to know about few months back another elderly couple staying all alone who is the relative of duo accused was murdered in the same fashion as our crime team questioned him what you were doing in Mandya inspector the Rayasandra KR pet as our team collected information from the concerned police station after analyzing the CCTV footage we found their movements and presence at the Crime scene our team grilled both the accused who confessed that in the month of July he and her wife has murdered these both to gain all their property and valuables as the elderly couple were all alone so to grab all their property they brutally hacked them also with this our team has detected two sensational elderly couples murder case and arrested these both dreaded criminals and recovered 350 grams worth of gold ornaments and 8,000 cash from them.
Bhaskar Rao even said we will take strict action against those who are giving shelter to those accused who take shelter at their friends house or relative house and many relatives and friends knowingly also are giving shelter them in their place those will also be booked as these days we were not taking action but now we will act very tough on those who are helping and giving shelter to culprits as recently we have booked 6 members in former VC case in which many have helped the accused by giving their vehicle to commit offence and many even gave them shelter and other things after the crime incident those will be booked and I have instructed the DCP Whitefield to book Goutham also who has given shelter to those accused.And after the Diwali function we will map all senior citizens staying across city and we will install or fix one beat book at their house so men in khaki will visit their regularly and sign the book and I appeal to all the citizens to install CCTV cameras in your house and apartments as in this case there was no CCTV cameras but one of the CCTV cameras in the area helped in detecting the case and it is our priority to give protection to elderly persons living in the city as many are staying here as there children will be in abroad working and they will be alone so their safety is our responsibility so we will be fixing beat book in their house in all the Divisions and in many cases we are not booking there relatives or associates after the crime by giving shelter as they are also involved in crime we will bring them also in the purview and in some places they are destroying evidence as recently in the Amritha bai college a student committed suicide by jumping  from the college building where the evidence was destroyed by the criminals by pouring water and washing the floor with water and they have even erased the CCTV footage also our officers has booked the whole Mamagement in the case under 120(B) conspiracy of crime and we are investigating the case,and finally a reward of One lakh rupees will be given to the team for their commendable job done in nabbing the notorious dreaded criminals and a case has been registered in Mahadevapura police Station and further investigation is on and finally Bengaluru police commissioner,Bhaskar Rao,has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan,DCP,Whitefield,MN Anucheth,ACP,Whitefield Sub-Divsion,Krishnappa V,PIS,as,M Manjunath, Ambarish, Ashwath Narayanswamy,Narendra Kumar,PSIs,as,Narayanaswamy G,Manjunath,Rangesh,and ASI,as,Ramesh with crime staffs as,Venkatesh,Suresh H,Shivanand Poojary,Shivakumar MR,Bhaskar,Ravi KL,Manjangowda,Sulemaan,Basavaraj Patel,Yathish NM,Kariyappa Kotte,Harish KL,Chandrappa,and Madan,has been appreciated for the exemplary work done by them in nabbing the duo dreaded criminals and detected two sensational double murder case of elderly couple committed by them he added.