Bhaskar Shetty case: Police collect blood samples from Gulabi Shetty, brother for DNA test

Bhaskar Shetty case: Police collect blood samples from Gulabi Shetty, brother for DNA test

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-08-19 07:24 Mangaluru: The police team investigating the murder of Bhaskar Shetty has collected blood samples from Gulabi Shetty and Bhaskar's brother to conduct a DNA test after acquiring a local court's permission. The DNA will be matched with the pieces of bones which have been sent to a laboratory in Bengaluru for a forensic test. The report on bones is awaited. “After the completion of DNA test, the report is expected to be out in 15 days, said public prosecutor Praveen Kumar, adding that the case could get stronger if the DNA samples matched with that of bones. But experts are sceptical on whether the test report would strengthen the case. The police so far have not confirmed about collecting any evidence apart from the blood-stained clothes of Niranjan Bhat and Rajeshwari. But locals allege that the police could have collected more evidence from the murder site. CID team arrives Sleuths from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrived in Manipal on Thursday to take over the murder case from Udupi district police. The CID team is headed by Dr DC Rajappa. The probe was transferred to the CID after District in-charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj urged the state government to do so. Accordingly, Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara ordered the CID probe on August 16. Prior to the CID, the case was investigated by Udupi district police headed by ASP Dr Sumana and circle inspector Girish, who was relieved following allegations that he had given preferential treatment to the accused.   Athithi Bar and Restaurant shut Meanwhile, the Excise Department closed the Athithi Bar and Restaurant owned by slain Bhaskar Shetty and wife Rajeshwari. As per excise rules, the department can suspend the licence of a restaurant if one of the owners is dead, sources in excise department said.