Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, May 13: Relating to the macabre murder of Shreemathi Shetty, resident of Amar Alva Lane in the city late night on Saturday, the police were groping in the dark till Monday morning for reasons behind this murder and also the identity of the culprits behind this dastardly act.
Shreemathi Shetty (35), was a native of Polali Mogaru. She owned a shop at Attavar engaged in repair of electrical equipment. The people of the city were taken aback by the sheer extent of enmity characterized by hacking the lady to death, cutting her body into pieces, chopping body parts and throwing them at different locations. The skin over the lady's chest was found to have been peeled off and the skull was stuffed into a helmet and then put into a gunny bag. Her limbs are yet to be found.
Shreemathi used to leave for her shop at 9 am everyday and took her lunch when leaving home in the morning. On Saturday, the employees at the shop called her but she did not respond. When they contacted her family members, they also did not have any information about her whereabouts. Even as the family was frantically searching for her, they got information on Sunday that she had been murdered.
Shreemathi, who used to live with the elder sister of her father in the past, had got her own house built at Amar Alva Lane four years back. After divorcing her first husband, she had married a distant relative from Madikeri, Sudeep, two years back. Her family was opposed to this alliance. After living with Sudeep for some time, she had applied for divorce from him too, as she found his character to be not good.
District in-charge minister, U T Khader, has instructed the city police commissioner to see that the accused are identified and arrested without delay. City police commissioner, Dr Sandeep Patil, said that CCTV camera footages are being checked and added that the police teams have got some important leads in this case.