Udupi: Mystery Surrounds Couple's Death, Murder Suspected
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (VM)
Udupi, Sep 14: The death of 24-year-old married woman Sangeetha, along with another man identified as Gaurish on Thursday September 13, had been initially suspected to be a case of suicide. However, certain facts as well as allegations by Gaurish's family have now revealed that it might well have been a murder.
It may be recalled that Sangeetha, who was married to Sathish, had disappeared on Tuesday September 11. She was said to be friendly with a man called Gaurish who she had befriended at her work place.
Sangeetha and Gaurish
Two days later, on Thursday September 13, both Sangeetha and Gaurish were found dead near Hoige Thota pond. On initial investigations, it seemed to be a case of suicide.
However, further investigations have revealed that the right hands of both Sangeetha and Gaurish had been tied with a wire, and that there were several injury marks found on their heads and others parts.
Gaurish's father Appu in his complaint stated that on September 11 morning, Sangeetha had called Gaurish on his cell phone, after which the latter had left the house saying he was going to Udyavar. However, at 11 am when his family tried to call him, his phone was switched off. The same day Sangeetha too disappeared and her husband Sathish filed a missing complaint with the police.
In his complaint he alleged that Sangeetha's family and relatives had a hand in murdering the couple. He claimed that the bike and a bag belonging to Gaurish was found near Sangeetha’s house after the two disappeared.
It was Appu who first identified the bodies at Udupi district hospital. He said that Sangeetha used to often visit their house.
Police are investigating the case.