Clueless Murder case cracked by Bengaluru Rural Railway police Daughter-in-Law,& Paramour held

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The city Rural Railway police on Monday cracked the clueless murder case of a 70-year-old woman who was strangled by her daughter-in-law and paramour and later dumped the body on railway track in the outskirt of Tumkur,to make it look like accidental death.

The accused has been identified as,Latha,and MB Balachandra,42 resident of Kythasandra.

Senior officer told reporters,on July 20th a highly mutilated and torso a unknown aged women body was found lying on the herihalli railway track the City Rural Railway police visited the spot and registered a case of unnatural death and sent the body for postmortem.

SP Railways,Siri Gowri visited the spot along with DYSP, Railway,Ashok D,and after collecting the information SP Railways found some suspicious about the death and formed special team to probe the case.

As soon as the probe was ordered by senior officers,team headed by,PI,Bharmappa Mallur,PI, Shivakumar and team swung into action.

The Rural Railway police circulated the pic of women across the police station to identify the identity of the woman as the photo was circulated in all whatsapp groups of police station.

Our team received a information from Ilkal police station that a severe head of the women found in ilkal in tiles Laden truck.

As the information was reached our team of police personnel visited to ilkal and after getting information that a missing complaint was filed in Mandya district that after visiting to her daughter in law house she went missing.

Our team called the family person of deceased and the second son of deceased Sathish came to the police station and after showing the body seeing the tattoo on the deceased body the second son of deceased identified that it was her mother Ningamma.

After identifying the identity the team registered a case of Murder and started the probe during probe the team visited the crime spot and with the help of technical investigation skills.

The police team gathered evidence and a detailed investigations led them to zero in on MB Balachandra,42,a BMTC conductor from Tumkur by profession.

The team grilled him who spilled the beans and revealed that he and deceased daughter-in-law strangled her to death and dumped the body on railway track.

Based on his statement our team arrested Latha daughter-in-law of the deceased and recovered gold valuables belonging to the deceased which they had robbed after killing her along with cash of Rs.6,000 from them.

The accused also dumped the severe head of the deceased in a tiles laden truck which was later found in Ilkal a 350 kms away to conceal her identity.

ADGP Railways,Bhaskar Rao,along with SP, Railways,Siri Gowri,addressing the media at a press conference at his office said that the deceased Ningamma,resident of Tubinakere in Mandya district was missing from July 19 after she went to her daughter in law house to collect her dues and missing since then.

Meanwhile the police recovered the highly mutilated torso on the railway track and the next day and few days later found her head from the truck which landed in Ilkal in Bagalakot on July 20.

The police team after verifying the physical description found the head and got it identified from the deceased second son TM Satish,from Tubinkere in Mandya who identified the body as her mother Ningamma after seeing tatoo on her hand

Suspecting that it could be a murder,a team of police led by SP Siri Gowri to probe the case.

A detailed investigation led the police to zero in on Latha and her paramour Balachandra who confessed to the murder.

During investigation it was found that the accused Latha,aged around 50,resident of Kyathasandra having grudges against Ningamma and owe her Rs.1.5 lakh and monthly maintenance from the property belonging to her husband.

After the death of her husband Latha had an illicit relationship with Balachandra and Ningamma came to know and was objecting to it.

Unable to bear this,Latha hatched a plan with Balachandra and the duo after calling Ningamma on the pretext of giving her pension amount, strangulated her to death and dumped the body on the railway track to make it look like accident .

After the train run over the body,Balachandra carried the severed head in a bag and dumped it on the granite slabs laden truck parked near a toll gate .

However after the rural police registered a case of unnatural death and recovered the head from the Ilkal police,probed the case to find that Ningamma was last seen with the accused.

The accused had also removed the gold valuables after murdering her the gold valuables recovered from them and further investigation is on.

Finally ADGP,Railways,Bhaskar Rao,appreciated SP, Railways,Smt Siri Gowri D R, DYSP Railways, Bengaluru Sub-Division,Ashok D,PI,Bharmappa Mallur,and Shivakumar V,PSI,Smt.Bharathi D,ASI,Kantharaju,and staff as,Siddaraju and Maruthi has been appreciated for the exemplary and good piece of investigation done in cracking the clueless murder case successfully and a suitable reward will be given to the team for the commendable job done by them he added.