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Mangaluru: Home alone woman stabbed to death near Kinnigoli

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru,Dec 31: A woman living within the limits of Aikala gram panchayat near Kinnigoli in the taluk was killed by slitting her throat with a knife. The murder happened on Saturday December 30 afternoon, and the killers are yet to be identified.

The victim has been identified as Vasanthi Shetty (58) from Birkil House in Aikala. The ornaments Vasanthi wore in her hands and around her neck were found to have been taken away. The cupboard located in the other room of the house was found to have been ransacked. A deep wound could be found in her neck while some other parts of the body had minor injuries. Blood stains were found in the front room, as well as the wall and the floor outside her home. Vasanthi's cellphone was found lying outside her home. A knife made of stainless steel lying under the sofa next to the lifeless body was also recovered.

The sniffer dog that was pressed into service came back after exiting the house from the rear door, then reaching the front side and moving for some distance.

Vasanthi used to live in her house with her husband, Sudhama Shetty, an LIC agent by profession. Sudhama usually left home in the morning and returned home by 3 pm. At around 12.30 pm on Saturday, Sudhama said, he had received a call in his cellphone from his wife but the call ended before he could respond. Sudhama called his wife back, but there was no response. He then contacted a friend living in Kinnigoli and asked him to visit his house and confirm that everything was in order. His friend went there and found Vasanthi murdered in the front room of the house.

The scene of the crime indicates that this murder was committed for gold ornaments.

Sudhama's friend, Prakash Shetty, said that immediately after getting his friend's call, he rushed to the home of Sudhama and found that Vasanthi's mortal remains were lying in a pool of blood. He said he immediately alerted the neighbours and called Sudhama to tell him about the tragedy.

Deputy commissioner of police, Uma Prashanth, Panambur assistant commissioner of police, Rajendra, Mulky station house officer, Anantha Padmanabha, Moodbidri station house officer, Ramachandra Nayak, finger print experts and canine squad visited the spot and undertook investigation.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Unfortunate incident indeed and the person committed the crime seems to be known one and hope for his early detection to take required legal action

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  • K Seetharama Upadhay, Kota

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    There are now many immigrants in the city limits. We have to play very safely. We must have at least two dogs as security measures in every house They are not expensive to maintain.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    A very sad case indeed.

    It sounds like the criminal was known to the victim.

    My suggestion to the elderly people: always have a couple of dogs. Dogs are not very expensive to maintain, but provide great security.

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Earlier thieves used to rob only and letting people to live, now they are resorted to killing also. Unless these vultures are caught and punished , there is a grave danger . People to be extra vigilant and careful when alone at home. May her soul rest in peace and may god give strength to her her husband to bear the untimely loss of her loved one.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Really sorry to hear the news
    What is happening in niddramayya 's state ?no law and order ?
    Some DW readers were objecting for asking niddramayya for
    deteriorating law and order in the state now what is their opinion ?

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  • Charan Amin, Mlore/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017


    As long as we don't have stringent law and punishments to these crimes this will not stop. Death sentence is now must for murder offense. Bail should not be given to criminals. Where is those human rights activists now to condemn this murder ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    How do we stop these Robbers comming from North ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    @Jossey we shouldnt give fault to outsiders .There are enough insiders,relatives who can also indulge in such activitys.Money ,gold is at present most attractive.Probable some known person came in ,greedy of gold ,otherwise a quite to a stranger woman wouldnt allow. to come in.First findout in friends ,relations circle.May be murderer with order?May her soul rest in peace.Heartfelt sympathy to her family.

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