The skeleton of a Bangalore youth was found atop a hill in the district and a trio was arrested in this connection.
According to police, Sathish Kumar (23), son of Raju and a resident of Hongasandara in Bangalore, had given a sum of `1.5 lakh to his friend Sivakumar, who was planning to start a taxi service, in 2011 to buy a second hand car.
However, Sivakumar neither bought the car nor returned the money to Sathish Kumar. Though Sathish Kumar insisted Sivakumar to return the money, the former dodged and this led to quarrels between them. Sivakumar reportedly hatched a plan to kill Sathish along with his friends, Saranraj (21) and Deepan (23), both residents of Periya Agrahara village near Krishnagiri.
As planned, on November 25, 2011, Sivakumar took Sathish Kumar to Periya Agrahara village, from where they climbed the Kothamalli hill in Krishnagiri taluk.
Atop the hill, the quartet consumed alcohol and later murdered Sathish and threw his body into a pit there.
Sathishkumar’s parents lodged a complaint with the Madivala police in Bangalore to trace him. Even after two years, cops could not crack the case, following which the aggrieved parents filed a Habeas Corpus Petition in the Karnataka High Court which ordered the police to produce Sathish Kumar.
Following the court order, Madivala police expedited the enquiry and zeroed in on the three suspects. During interrogations, the trio confessed to the crime. All the three accused, who were taken atop Kothamalli hill on Wednesday, showed the spot where they had disposed the body of Sathish. The skeleton was recovered in the presence of officials.