BENGALURU: The Central Crime Branch police have cracked three murder cases wherein the bodies were found on railway tracks.
The cases had been previously closed after Unnatural Death Reports (UDR) were filed. A seven-member gang has been arrested in this connection.
The accused are Shekar (33), Venkatesh (40), Kumar, Ganesh (31), Nagendra Kumar (34), Raju (34) and Nagendra, all residents of Kengeri. They strangulated the victims and threw the bodies on the railway tracks in Kengeri.
According to police, Venkatesh killed one Yellappa in 2001 for marrying his girlfriend and harassing her. He took help from his gang members Shekar and Kumar to commit the crime. They strangulated Yallappa on the city outskirts and dumped his body on the railway track in Kengeri to make it appear like an accident, the police said.
The railway police who discovered the body were unable to identify the victim and the case was closed as an unnatural death.
In 2002, Venkatesh’s girlfriend fell in love with one Ramesh. Enraged, Venkatesh along with Shekar, Kumar, Nagendra, Raja and two others used the same modus operandi to kill Ramesh, the police said.
After a gap of 12 years, in 2014, Ramesh’s brother Suresh got to know that the former had been murdered. He sought help from his friends Nagendra and Ganesh to help him kill Shekar, not knowing that the two were also part of the gang that killed his brother, said the police.
Nagendra and Ganesh informed Shekar and Venkatesh about Suresh’s plan. The two were instructed to continue friendship with Suresh. Suresh was invited to a party, where the gang strangulated him and dumped his body on the railway track, the police said.
Last week Venkatesh and Shekar were discussing the crimes they had committed, in a bar. A police informant who was present there, informed the CCB police about their conversation.