Man kills friend, chops him into pieces over monetary dispute

The police, who intensified their investigation, arrested the accused in Andhra Pradesh a few days ago.
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BENGALURU : A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his friend, chopping his body into pieces and throwing them into stormwater drains in the city.

The victim has been identified as KV Srinath, a resident of Anjanadri Layout at Thanisandra in Sampigehalli police limits. Madhav Rao, the accused, hails from Vijinapura in Ramamurthy Nagar police limits. 

Srinath, 34, an employee of a chit fund firm at Basaveshwaranagar, who went to office on May 28, did not return home. His wife filed a missing complaint with Sampigehalli police the next day. 

The police, who tracked the movements of the victim on the CCTV, saw him entering the house of the accused in Ramamurthy Nagar. There was no footage of him coming out of the house. Suspecting something amiss, the police entered the house and saw bloodstains inside. The accused switched off his phone and went missing after committing the crime.

The police, who intensified their investigation, arrested the accused in Andhra Pradesh a few days ago. During interrogation, he confessed that he killed his friend, chopped the body into pieces with a machete and threw them into stormwater drains in nearby localities. 

Monetary dispute led to murder

A monetary dispute between Srinath and Rao is the reason for the murder. The accused is said to have had an illicit relationship with the victim’s wife, according to police sources.

“Both knew each other. Rao had invested Rs 5 lakh in a chit fund scheme in Srinath’s firm. They had a dispute over this money. Rao had been demanding Srinath to return his money. We have been searching for pieces of the body for the last three days. We could not find them because of water in the drains due to heavy rain,” said a police officer. Further investigations are on.

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