BENGALURU: Following the death of a 28-year-old woman on February 20, the Attibele police have arrested her father-in-law for the alleged rape of the victim, while her parents also allege that he murdered her.
The incident took place at Indalbele village in Anekal taluk. The accused, Krishnappa, had allegedly sexually assaulted Rina (name changed), a native of Tamil Nadu.
Rina’s death had initially been declared as a suicide and hence the case had been closed by the police.
However, allegations of improper investigation were levelled against the Attibele police by Rina’s parents. They alleged that a settlement was made between the police and Krishnappa at a meeting in the village. They claimed Rina was being harassed for the past one year.
Rina’s parents then approached Bengaluru Rural SP Amit Singh, who in turn directed the Attibele police to reopen the case, which eventually led to Krishnappa’s arrest. Singh said a case has been registered. Police said the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL) reports of this case were being awaited.
Rina’s father Bhadrappa told Express that Rina was married to Krishnappa’s son Shivashankar nine years ago. He said problems started a year ago when Krishnappa started to cast aspersions on Rina’s character. Rina is survived by her husband and a 7-year-old son.