Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Mangaluru, May 13: The police late evening of Monday May 13 traced a two-wheeler belonging to Sreemathi Shetty, who was murdered in a ghastly manner and chopped to pieces.
The murder came to light on Sunday May 12 after body parts were found in gunny bags in two different spots near Kadri Park and near Nandigudde graveyard.
The police who have formed three teams to investigate the murder, on Monday evening found her remaining body parts stuffed inside a TVS Jupiter scooter at Nagori. On verification of the scooter's number (KA 19 EU 5983), it turns out that the two-wheeler belonged to Shreemathi herself.
Blood stains were found on the rear wheel of the scooter. A tiffin box, a bank pass book, charger and handkerchief were also found.
It is learnt that on Monday evening, Kadri and Kankanady police teams went to Nagori as part of the investigation and asked locals for information on Shreemathi's scooter. The locals joined the search and together with the cops located the scooter parked on the roadside opposite a garage where many other vehicles too were parked for repair.
It is suspected that the killer may have used the scooter to dump her body parts.
Shreemathi Shetty (35) was a native of Polali Mogaru. She owned an electrical equipment repair shop at Attavar.
She used to live with her aunt in the past, and had got her own house built at Amar Alva Lane four years ago. After divorcing her first husband, she had married a distant relative, Sudeep, from Madikeri 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 due to his character.
Her gruesome murder shocked the city on Sunday. Her head was found in a helmet, and the skin over her chest was found to have been peeled off. Her limbs are yet to be found. The parts were stuffed into gunny bags and dumped near Kadri Park and near Nandigudde graveyard.
The police are yet to make any arrests but according to sources, four have been detained for questioning.