A 53-year-old advocate and solicitor was found murdered at his apartment in Whitefield near Vaidehi Hospital on Thursday night. Police suspect that a group of assailants attacked him with an iron rod in a bid of robbery.
The victim, identified as Amarnath Kainth, a native of Himachal Pradesh was a legal advisor for various corporate sectors and had an office in Ulsoor. He also was working as an associate with Nalini Chidambaram, wife P Chidambaram, Union Minister of Finance.
According to the police, the incident took place around 8 pm and the assailants ransacked his flat in Windmills of Your Mind. He was living alone on the third floor as his wife Filgrip, a German citizen, was in Germany along with their children. The incident came to light on Friday morning when his car driver and his assistant lawyer came to his house and found Kainth’s body inside the house. They informed the police.
The police said that the apartment, an ongoing projects of Total Environment Building Systems Pvt Ltd, has no security personnel. Kainth had spoken to one of his neighbours before going to bed. “The exact reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained and we are also investigating the case in another angle,” a police officer said.
12-year-old girl electrocuted
A 12-year-old girl was electrocuted on Friday evening when she came in contact with an electric pole at Khadhar Sharief Garden in Sampangiramnagar police station limits. The deceased, Satyavathi B, was a resident of KS Garden. She was studying in Class V at Mitralaya School near Corporation Circle.
According to the police, Satyavathi, daughter of Bhaskar, a daily-wager, was playing near her house. She accidentally came in contact with an electric pole and was electrocuted, the police said.Following the girl’s death, there was tension at K S Garden. The residents alleged that BESCOM was responsible for the her death as it had failed to ensure safety.
Stating that the line which electrocuted the child was drawn illegally from a BESCOM pole, M D P Manivannan said that the company was considering giving an exgratia amount of `1 lakh to her family.
“We had given connection only for streetlights. As per our investigations, the child was electrocuted by an illegal line. However, we have decided to give exgratia to the family,” he said.