Advocate murder, woman's suicide baffle police

Advocate murder, woman

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 2017-01-13 20:18 Bengaluru: An alleged affair between an advocate and a female panchayat development officer ended in tragedy after the woman’s husband and father-in-law fatally shot the advocate on finding the duo in her car near Acharya College in Soladevanahalli in North Bengaluru. Later, the woman committed suicide at a lodge after admitting her lover at a private hospital in the locality. The deceased has been identified as Amit Keshavamurthy of Jakkanahalli, son of senior advocate Keshavamurthy, and Shruthi Gowda, a resident of Kaggalipura and PDO at Gollahalli Grama Panchayat in Nelamangala taluk of Bengaluru rural district. The two suspects, Shruti’s husband Rajesh G, a real estate businessman, and father-in-law Gopala Krishna, a local congress leader, have surrendered before the police. Police said Rajesh and her father-in-law Gopala Krishna had warned Shruti after coming to know of her affair with Amit. But as Shruti denied the allegations, they planned to catch her red-handed. On Friday, they followed Shruti and found her with Amit near Acharya college in her car. Krishna reportedly opened two rounds of fire at Amit. Shocked to see her husband and father-in-law, Shruti drove away with an injured Amit to Saptagiri hospital around 3.30 pm. After admitting Amit, Shruti disappeared from the hospital. Meanwhile, doctors declared Amit brought dead. On noticing the bullet injuries, doctors informed the local police, who rushed to the scene. Later, as the police began searching for Shruti, they received news that a woman had committed suicide by hanging at Nesara lodge located in front of Saptagiri hospital. The woman’s identity was confirmed as Shruti. “We have interrogating both Gopala Krishna and his son Rajesh to know who shot at Amit and the reason for the incident. Both of them are claiming they shot Amit. But the firearm used for murder belongs to Krishna,” a senior police officer said.