No bail for accused in granny’s murder

“I am studying in 3rd year in Aeronautical Engineering at ACS College in city. I have to appear for examinations.

Published: 04th June 2017 02:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2017 07:12 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: “I am studying in 3rd year in Aeronautical Engineering at ACS College in city. I have to appear for examinations. I am very studious and if bail is not granted, I will not be able to pursue my education and I will be put to irreparable loss and hardship,” pleaded 21-year-old A S Nandish, an accused in a murder case, in his bail application.

But a city court did not show any mercy on him. Judge Sunildutt Annappa Chikkorde on Friday rejecting the bail application in view of the gravity of the crime.
Nandish had allegedly joined hands in a conspiracy hatched by a woman and her son to kill her mother Shanthakumari (70) and conceal the body in a wardrobe. The incident was reported at Gandhinagar in Kengeri Satellite Town.

“...the two main accused (mother Shashikala and son Sanjay) connected with the alleged crime are yet to be traced by the police. The accused have been charged with the heinous offence of murder, criminal conspiracy, etc. If such a person is enlarged on bail, it will send a wrong message to society,” the judge said.

Shashikala and Sanjay were frustrated with Shanthakumari’s behaviour. On August 17, 2016, Sanjay brought some food for Shanthakumari, but she threw it. Enraged, Shashikala struck her mother with a rolling pin due to which she succumbed. The incident came to light on May 7 after foul smell started emanating from the house. The house owner filed a complaint with the Kengeri police.


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