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Mangaluru: Body of missing Umesh Shetty (29) found near Niddodi Church, murder suspected

Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (RJP)

Mangaluru, Jan 2 : Dead body of missing youth was found on Sunday, January 1 at the forest behind the Niddodi church.

Umesh Shetty (29), son of Ramakrishna and Prabhavathi from Kilenjur near Kinnigoli is the person deceased.

Umesh was in Mumbai before, but had shifted to the native place three years back. He became a partner in a transport business at Panambur. Every day he used to travel to Panambur by bus.

On December 28, he got down from the bus at Pakshikere and went in a white Maruti Swift car. After that he was not seen at all. Later a missing complaint was lodged at Mulky police station.

On December 30, an NRI family had found the purse belonging to Umesh Shetty at Niddodi. Based on the records found in the purse, they searched for him in Facebook. They sent a message to Umesh through his Facebook account and also a friend request. But they found that Umesh was not active in Facebook for past few days. As the NRI family had to go back, they left the purse with one of their relatives.

When the search was launched from the place the purse was found, Umesh Shetty’s dead body was located. The distance between the places, the body and purse were found, was one and half kilometer.

It is not yet known whether it is a murder or suicide. Sources said murder is presently suspected.

ACP Rajendra, DCP Shantharaju, Mulky circle inspector Anantha Padmanabha, Moodbidri SI Ramachandra Nayak with police personnel, canine squad and forensic experts visited the spot.

People said that Umesh was a silent person and did not mingle much with others. He had told his friends some days back that he was going to start a quarry business soon.

As the CCTV cameras installed at Kinnigoli area were not working on the day Umesh disappeared, vital clues regarding the Maruti Swift car which took him, could not be obtained.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    So young,had lot of plans,so a suecide is out of question.second where his purse was found and his body ,there was a difference of almost oneand a half km .It cant be a suecide.Someone must have certainly killed him.findout about his swiftcar ,was his own or rented,whether somebody stolen his money and threw his purse?may his soul rest in peace.Oneday or other murderer will certainly be revealed.

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  • Law, M'lore

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    How many Murders are happening in M'lore. What these cops are doing? ACP and Mulky CI wake up, do the proper investigation, reach out to the public for help - find out the murderer. Young soul - RIP Umesh.

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  • Nithya, mlr

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    Ask public help. Somebody, somewhere might have clues relating to this case.

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  • sri, Karkala

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    Very disturbing trend in Karnataka

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  • stan, udupi/dubai

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bengaluru

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    Very sad to see once peaceful Tuluva naadu Dakshina Kannada now become Muder city...!
    Ghora Kaliyuga in the offing.....which Lord Krishna narrated in Sreemad Bhagavatham 5000 years back....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    Are they going to burn DK now ...

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  • Raj , Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 2 2017

    Yes exactly siddu & parmu's combined efforts will surely burn DK

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