Beltangady: Mortal remains of auto driver Praveen Pinto found in pond, family members suspect murder

Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (MS)

Beltangady, Dec 1: A man, who went to attend a Mehendi programme did not return home and his mortal remains were mysteriously found in Guruvayanakere pond of Kuvettu village on November 30.

The deceased is identified as Praveen Pinto (37), a resident of Shivajinagara Mane of Kuvettu village, who was an auto driver by profession.

Search for mortal remains in progress and Praveen Pinto (inset)

Praveen had told his wife that he was going to attend a mehendi programme in the night on November 29 near Amar Jaal of Odilnala village. When wife called Parveen at 1.40 am on November 30, he said that he will be at home in a while but did not return home. His driving licence and other documents of the vehicle were found near Guruvayanakere pond on November 30 morning.

Police, fire service personnel and volunteers of Shaurya disaster management unit searched for Praveen’s body in the pond right from the morning. Later, diving experts were called and the body was brought out of the pond at 2 pm.

As the family members of Praveen expressed suspicion on the death of Praveen, his body is sent to a private hospital in Mangaluru for post mortem.

Praveen’s wife is seven months pregnant and he also has a six-year-old son.

According to police, Praveen called one of his close friend seconds before dying and said that he is ending his life.

Praveen’s wife Reshma Juliet Lobo says that she is aware of verbal altercation between Pradeep Shetty and deceased Praveen that occurred at the Mehendi function. Around 3 am on November 30, a car had also arrived near the house of Praveen. The red t-shirt which Praveen was wearing is also missing. So she has asked for a thorough investigation.

A case in this connection is filed in Beltangady police station.




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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    I am deeply disturbed to hear this" AWFUL STORY " ! Hope and Pray that better counsel will prevail to ' Unearth ' the real facts to arrive at a Good Conclusion and Relief of the affected families ! THANK YOU DEAR LORD !!!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Very mysterious death.I feel pit for the wife in seventh month Pregnent and small boy now have to grow up without father.Who was responsible or what has happened in this night?Was noone with him or when he started to go home?When midnight when he said he is going to end life one should have immediately go with him and support his return safe at home.Question now if he had any drugs rest in blood or secrets by Post martum?Make sure.Any marks on body ?Iam sure he didnt jump in from alone to suicide.That he would do before going there I am sure if he wanted.But why?May his soul rest in peace.Heartfelt sympathy to his Parents.

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  • Anand A, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    These days some goondas dare to ask even in ordinary argument if the other is aware of the influence one has with political goondas. Police are helpless. They dance according to political tune lest they be made to dance with transfers.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    If the suspect is politically connected goon then don't expect anything to happen, case will be brushed under the carpet!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Mehndi function till 3am? Looks like in the altercation something serious might have brewed up and this incident occurred; doesn't appear to be a suicide as there are no pointers towards that! Thorough interrogation of the person who had the altercation will get out the truth!!

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    NO govt ministers bother if this is a murder also.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Let police investigate thoroughly . If any one found guilty punish them. May his soul rest in peace

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Where is Bommai s N IA? Probe the death/murder.

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  • Agnes Rosemary Montiero, Khatalsar

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    My heartfelt condolences to Reshma , May his soul Rest In Peace

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  • Althaf, Udupi/Kaup

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Very sad incident. What would be the scenario if it was Poojari , shetty, kumar or anyone else instead of sir name PINTO???

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  • Steve Menezes, Bangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Sad to see young man losing his life and leaving behind pregnant wife and 6 year old son. @Althaf - by the way PINTO is surname and not sir name, surname and sir name have different meanings altogether.

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  • Sarvanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    May his soul rest in peace, definitely compensation offers , Government job offer to family member, visiting of MP MLA later handover case to NIA etc, we are in New India under Modi.

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