Did Rajesh get outside help?
Cops quiz lawyer’s killer to verify if someone helped him in the crime
BENGALURU: The Soladevanahalli police, who have taken Rajesh into custody for five days, interrogated him on Sunday in connection with the murder of 34-year-old lawyer Amith Keshavamurthy. However, they are yet to ascertain if someone else helped him in hatching the murder plot.
“We have collected enough evidence in the case and statements from the prime accused Rajesh and his father Gopalkrishna Gowda have been video-recorded. We are interrogating Rajesh to ascertain if someone provided him information of the victim’s movements or encouraged him to commit the crime,” said an officer involved with the investigation.
“Investigation so far has revealed that Rajesh was upset over Shruthi meeting Amith often and it led him to commit the crime. The accused confessed to the crime stating that he shot Amith while Shruthi was talking with him in her car from his licensed revolver. We may hand over Rajesh to judicial custody within two days,” the officer added.
Meanwhile, a relative of Amith on Sunday claimed that Shruthi was in contact with another Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) and she had sought legal help from Amith as Rajesh was suspecting her fidelity. Rajesh mistook Amith for the PDO and shot him, the relative said .
Police however said the statement was immaterial to the investigation. Rajesh knew about his target and the exact motive.