Bengaluru: Businessman burnt to death - 15-year-old daughter is suspect

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Aug 19: In an incident which happened within the limits of Rajajinagar police station here on the night of Saturday August 17, a businessman was found torched to death. The police suspect that the daughter of the businessman would have set her father on fire, angered by the fact that he obstructed her from consuming drugs. 

The deceased was Jayakumar (43), a businessman from Rajajinagar. In this incident, his daughter, Unnathi (15), too suffered burn injuries and stands admitted into a private hospital, the police stated. 

Jayakumar, resident of fifth block near Bashyam Circle, owned a textile store. His wife had left for Puducherry for attending some family function. Jayakumar and his daughter, Unnathi, were the only ones present at home when the death of Jayakumar happened.   It is said that Jayakumar, who saw his daughter consuming drugs, chided her. Angered at her father who stopped her from consuming drugs, Unnathi would have set her father on fire, it is thought. Deputy commissioner of police (city south), N Shashikumar, forensic laboratory officials, and Rajajinagar police visited the area and inspected the crime scene.  

Shashikumar told the journalists that the charred body of Jayakumar was found inside the bathroom of his house at Rajajinagar. It was seen that blood had spilled in a bedroom attached to the bathroom. He also said that the police have noted down some other things which have strengthened their doubt. He said that the police will take Unnathi into custody and question her in order to crack the case once her health condition stablizes.


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  • Giri, Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    She was into drugs according to reports...listening to a boy friend who befriended her only a few years ago. Planning the most heinous crime they both could imagine and act is not acceptable at any level. She has acted on her revenge mentality for curbing her freedom and for physically assaulting her. She has acted devilishly to her loving father; who has reacted normally as any parent would do. Unnathi & Praveen should learn a very hard lesson & repent in their respective prisons. It will be very difficult to forgive themselves & accept the reality. They will be feeling guilty all their lives. 2 young lives' bright future is spoiled by a moment of anger. Never let anger to control you, with God's help always subdue your anger which is the root cause of all evil in this world. May God comfort Unnathi's mother & brother....Children, please learn to respect your parents when they discipline you which may look bitter at that moment but later you will not regret the benefit of having listened to your parents' advice during your academic years. May God have mercy on the accused...

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  • Nancy, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Couples- who don't have kids for any reason, don't feel sad or curse God for not blessing you with kid. After reading this incident, you all should just enjoy your life and leave rest on God.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Wrong company and misleading activities around really cause for this kind of criminal activities by the youth.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Vincent R.katapady Bangalore,not only wrong company,but parents negligence to a extent.Not enough to give children masslos freedom and money .Same time control them what and where they are going ,Specially girls should be watched with four eyes.Quite possible girl must have injured him first and then when he went to bathroom ,must have done something and closed the room?God,cant imagine in our time.such a small age ,daring parents to harm.May God give peace to his soul .Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019


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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    It is shocking that a 15-year-old idiot daughter killed her own businessman father to death. Her father was doing the right thing by not allowing her to take drugs. Maybe she was high on drugs when she committed this crime. She should get a maximum punishment and not treated as a minor. May the soul of Jayakumar RIP and condolences to his wife and family members.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    15 year old girl consuming drugs.
    Mera deah Aaghe badh raha hai.

    This is not a issue.
    MLAS are sold for 50 crores .
    Nobody is asking to the no brastachari govt from where this money comes from.

    Problem is media is sold.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    So far young men were doing such acts under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Now it is the turn of girls. Whatever it is this daughter should not have done such a act. its the duty of the parents to advise their children to stay away from drugs. Bad days are ahead.

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