Sensational Double Murder case cracked,accused nabbed after shootout:

Pramesh S Jain. Yogesh K Porwar

The Puttenahalli police,investigating the sensational double-murder case,on Wednesday opened fire at the 32 year old habitual offender who was on the run after killing a 75 year old Mamatha Basu and her 45 year old Debrath guest at their house before robbing the valuables in JP Nagar on April 7.

The accused has been identified as,Manjunatha alias Ambari from Konanakunte having over nine criminal cases pending against him.

Senior officer told media persons,a sensational double murder case was took place in puttenahalli police station limits on April 7th, Commissioner of police Kamal Pant,DCP South,Harish Pandey with other officers and staff visited the spot.

After Inspecting the spot it was found that there was no forceful entry took place and we had doubt that some known person would have murdered as the assailant even took away the DVR of the CCTV camera which was at the house.

Taking seriously the case two special teams were formed to crack the sensational double murder case one team was busy in collecting evidence at the crime but we dint get any vital clues from the scene of crime as after the Incident many visited the spot and vital clues were destroyed.

Another team was busy in analysing CCTV footage while analysing the CCTV footage his image was captured at a CCTV camera from a neighbouring house which helped the police to identify the accused but Manjunath had escaped.

On Wednesday in the early hours,the Puttenahalli police inspector,Kishore Kumar received a tip off that the murder accused is hiding near Adithya Nagar in JP Nagar.

Acting on the tip off Inspector and his team swung into action and rushed to the spot near a private school in Adithya Nagar in JP Nagar.The police team surrounded the area.

Our constable Sadiq spotted the accused Manjunath and tried to secure him but the accused pulled the drager from his pocket and attacked constable Sadiq to evade arrest.

Inspector Kishore Kumar who was at spot warned Manjunath by opening one round fire in air and asked him to surrender but when he again tried to attack Inspector later in self defense for the protection of his life and his staff Inspector opened another round fire on his leg to neutralize him.Both the injured were taken to the hospital where they are recovering.

During investigation it was found that the accused was drinking at the bar when he met Behara.Behara bought a cigarette from a shop outside the bar and tried to pay online but failed.

Manjunath who noticed this paid Rs 12 to Behera and started following,Behara who got suspicion thinking that he would rob his mobile.

However Behara by then reached home and run the bell.Manjunath who was behind Behara noticed Mamatha opened the door and was wearing lots of gold valuables.

Manjunath decided to kill both and rob the valuables.

After getting to know that Debrath was fully drunk and a elderly woman stays with this he returned back and stole a bike and armed with knife went back to the house at around 12 am and run the bell.

Debrath who was drunk and sleeping in the hall opened the door.Manjunath pushed him forcibly and stabbed him repeatedly before he could react.

He later went straight to the bedroom and slit the throat of Basu while she was sleeping and took away her gold chain pair of bangles,bracelets and rings,four mobile phones,two laptops and CCTV cameras and DVR.

The Puttenahalli Police are awaiting the recovery of Manjunath to question him and to recover the valuables which he had robbed after killing the duo and further investigation is on.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP South,Harish Pandey,and his team as,ACP,Subramanyapura Sub-Division, Shivakumar,PIs,as, Kishore Kumar BK, Shivakumar,and staff as,Sadiq and other staff who were part of the cracking sensational double murder case for the exemplary and Excellent piece of investigation the team has been appreciated and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.