HASSAN: Two students of St Joseph’s PU College, who were accused of allegedly killing their classmate, over a dispute over SIM and memory cards, revealed that they had used a brick and firewood to kill him.
The accused disclosed they murdered Pruthvi by hitting him on the head behind the college. College authorities had suspected that the duo had murdered Pruthvi by pushing him from the third floor of the college building.
During the interrogation, the accused admitted that on January 10, they had stolen Pruthvi’s mobile during the leisure period and did not return it, despite Pruthvi’s repeated pleas.
The next day, they returned the phone, but without the SIM and the memory cards. Pruthvi abused them and threatened to lodge a complaint with the hostel warden and the student welfare officer. On January 16, the accused took Pruthvi behind the college building and attacked him with a firewood and brick. Pruthvi, who was seriously injured, collapsed and died on the spot. Later, they dragged the body to a corner of the building and covered it with leaves, and returned to the hostel.
The accused visited the spot on the same day at around 11 pm. They brought the body near the methane gas tank and dumped it into the tank after removing his clothes. They later burnt the clothes. The duo confessed to the student welfare officer about the crime. The warden informed the police on January 20.
Vishvanath, father of Pruthvi, had lodged a missing complaint with Sakleshpur Rural police who informed the Pension Mohallah police, Hassan. Dinesh, a lecturer, said the college authorities will cooperate with the police in the probe.