BENGALURU: Three people of the same family were brutally murdered in the outskirts of Bheemagowdana Dhoddi on Tuesday night.
The deceased have been identified as Maregowda (70), his daughter Gowramma(42) and his granddaughter Sukanya (15).
The police said that no one else was present in the house when the incident took place. They lived in an isolated location in the outskirts of the village. Maregowda’s wife Bheemamma had gone to their daughter Kamalamma’s house who lives in Halli Maradhoddi.
According to the police, the incident may have taken place late on Tuesday night. The incident came to light only the next day at around 1 pm when one of the relatives went to the house and found the bodies in the living room in a pool of blood.
Ramanagar Deputy Superintendent of Police Lakshmi Ganesh, who is heading the investigations, said, “The killers used sharp lethal objects to kill the family.”
The police also said that the trio may have been killed by people known to them. The cash and jewels that were at home were left untouched. However, police are yet to ascertain the reason behind the incident.
Police have sent the bodies for postmortem. Police also suspect that Sukanya was raped before she was killed and the body has been sent to Bengaluru for further tests.
According to the police, Madegowda and Bheemamma had four children. Two of them are married and live elsewhere, Gowramma lived with the couple and their fourth child had died a few years ago.
Gowramma had been married to Durgegowda 18 years ago and the couple lived in Dhodda Bejjahatti. Nine years ago Durgegowda died and later Gowramma along with her daughter shifted to her father’s home. Maregowda was a farmer and had agricultural land of his own.
Central range IGP Arun Chakravarthy, Ramanagar SP Chandragupta and many other police officials visited the spot. Harohalli police have registered a case and teams have been formed to nab the accused.