Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 5: A shocking and brutal murder of a senior officer from the Department of Mines and Geology has rocked the city of Bengaluru. The victim, Prathima (37), who resided alone in her apartment in Kuvempunagar, Doddakallsandra, was attacked and killed by unidentified assailants in what appears to be a well-planned crime.
The heinous incident occurred at Gokul Apartment, under the jurisdiction of Subrahmanyapur police station, where Prathima was residing alone. It is reported that the miscreants entered her apartment after she was dropped home from work by the driver at around 8 PM on a Saturday evening. Although the exact motives behind the crime are not yet clear, preliminary investigations suggest a possible connection to Prathima's involvement in shutting down an illegally run quarry, possibly leading to a revenge attack.
The victim's family, including her husband and son, reside in Tuduki village, Tirthahalli. Prathima had worked as a Deputy Director in the Mines-Geology Department and had been posted in Bengaluru for eight years.
The tragic incident came to light when Prathima's brother, who had called her the previous night, grew concerned when she did not answer his calls. Upon visiting her apartment the following morning, he discovered the gruesome crime scene. Notably, no valuables were missing from her residence, indicating that the murder was premeditated. The police are currently collecting information and suspect that the assailants might have been acquaintances of the victim.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rahul Shahpurwad, inspected the crime scene as the investigation into this high-profile crime continues.