Udupi: SP Dr Arun K reveals more details about quadruple murder case

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/MS)

Udupi, Nov 23: Superintendent of police SP Dr Arun K gave details in a press conference that was held in the city on Thursday, November 23 on the developments on the Quadruple murder case that occurred at Nejar on November 12.

Dr Arun said, “Accused Praveen Chowgule was given to police custody of 14 days. However, we have completed the inquiry before the date and produced him in the court. According to the details that have come to light during the interrogation, the accused and one of the victims (Ainaaz) were colleagues. They have worked together on eight to 10 flights.

“During the course of their work, the accused and the victim developed friendship. The accused also helped the victim in some way. He also gave his two-wheeler to her. However, from the past one month, the victim was not speaking to the accused. This made the accused to grow animosity against the victim and led to commit the act.

“Accused Praveen parked his car before the toll gate to avoid being captured on the CCTV. He attacked the victim first, then her mother, elder sister and the younger brother. After committing the crime, the accused used various modes of transport and reached Mulki. He went to his house in Mangaluru and also to hospital for medical treatment to his injured finger. The accused used a knife to kill all the four victims. It was then kept by him in his kitchen. The accused then escaped to Kuduchi near Belgavi with his wife.

“This act was committed out of jealousy. We have investigated in all angles and came to the conclusion that personal jealousy was the reason. The accused was associated with Pune city police earlier. As the present job in Air India Express gave him higher salary, he changed his job.

“The mobile phone of the accused is in our custody. We will extract data for further proceedings. As of now, we have completed the investigation and do not find any reason to keep him in our custody for more days.

“The accused was on contractual post in Air India Express and if required we will investigate further on the background check done by the airlines. The victim was feeling emotional during the investigation. We have requested increase in his security considering the gravity of the situation. He is kept in a separate cell.

“Three additional cases are registered in connection with this incident. The CCTV cameras will be installed and we have asked for new proposals. The proposals will be sent to the concerned department by the end of November. All the entry and exit points of the city will be monitored by CCTV cameras.

“The bank account details and other assets of the accused are checked. He was earning around Rs 70,000. The family members of the victims have been very cooperative. They helped us to rule out many things. They have conveyed us facts in a swift way. They are in deep grief and shock. The victims’ family had demanded the appointment of a special public prosecutor. We will try and provide this and also move the case to a fast track court.

“We initially formed six teams and later another six in order to speed up probe in the case. All the teams have worked in an efficient manner. All the officers of the district have worked sincerely in this case. They have unearthed more than what was portrayed by the media.

“We will send the mobile phones of all the victims to the FSL. We will also request the family for a separate case in relation to the money transactions done by victim Haseena. The support of the locals during the probe was very helpful. They helped us to maintain law and order. We have adequate evidence but are working on substantial evidence. We have recommended Rs 1.5 lac reward for the police team. This was my responsibility,” he said.






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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Nov 24 2023

    Police also were under pressure to clear this case .So fast track clearence.Not much new .Now left only how the end of this will be.Why four people ?Still I cant understand and slip over with wife?

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  • Sandeep Vincent, Nagori

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Gold smuggling....chugale become super rich. Investigate all, including the family in Udupi. How much money is stashed by these air travel employees should be investigated. We pay tax. GST, income tax, TDS, Cess. Others don't, do smuggling. What is the use? If he is murderer then why custody, case. Why not jail directly? Again, to waste our tax money.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    If jealousy is the motive, he killed one too many and trust that a professional job was done. We were unnecessarily associating financial angle. Has he gotten over the jealousy now?

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  • Sheikh Najeeb, Udupi / Dubai

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Hats off to Udupi Police department. Appreciated and also they worked on their diwali festives they too are Humans and have their family but they didn't care about it and worked day & Night. Now only we need one thing and that is justice for the 4 victims and Accused Chowgule should be Hanged or encounter but we need this good news soon!! Its a request with Karnataka Govt.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Police should be congratulated on excellent job but I doubt whether his story about jealousy will stand in court. There may some big people behind this like gold smuggling mafia.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    70,000/- salary right? how about his assets? how did he possessed assets so much with this salary. we all want to know this.. we have doubt of involvement of gold smuggling

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  • ram rahim robert, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    generally if an accused is taken into police custody for specific number of days he or she is not produced in court before the completion of those days. this clearly shows that there was pressure to close this case in the angle of love and jealousy and hide the main gold smuggling part. it is also doubtful whether the trial will be fair or whether this guy will be allowed to take trial. only time will tell.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangaloru

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Primary interrogation is fine; but what about the evidence required to prove the case in court!

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    There is nothing about gold smuggling, big people are safe.

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  • Babu Shenoy, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Going by his surname, the atrocious killer seems to be a 'sanskari' villain. Hence, he might get some relief from the Nagpur brigade. Be on your guard.

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Which brigade is the 'partner' in crime , then?

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Appreciated and Hatts off to Udupi Police department but they should have keep him (criminal) in police custody till his Police custody completes 15 days of term and Police would have interrogate him each and every day and some more information might have come out because each day is different for criminals (viz: one day is emotional next day is non emotional etc. etc.)

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    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Very good investigation and quick results. The police officers who conducted this enquiry deserves a special congratulation

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  • Mohammed Akthar, Dubai / Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Case is already diluted, he will be be out soon.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Material evidence gathered, motive established, murders proved. No way out.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 24 2023

    Material evidence would have to be supportied by forensic analysis report to support the claim that the material on evidence contained the body fluids of the victims comcerned!

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  • Altaf, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Justice delayed is justice denied, Minorities are never ever going to get justice in this country.

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  • Asma, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    This was viewed as a barbaric act and the police did their best and swiftly nabbed the accused. You don’t have to be grateful but don’t be so cheap as to play your minority card. Shame on people like you who wish to create division based on religion even when there is none.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Every channel is talking about this Chowgle guy. So for the next year or so , it will be just 'He did that, he did this' , 'this is how it was done' . Anyway he will be hanged. Nobody has come to the logical conclusion on the motive. Why it was done? Personal jealousy??? Scooter with the deceased? Its very vague. If Chowgule backtracks? The case may go on for years!!!!

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Ultimately every life is a bubble... Some big, some small and of different colors... less than a millimeter skin that can be pierced in no time... It is very difficult to really understand how a person must live safely... Justice will be served buy will it bring back the cheer in the homes?... Many questions will linger for a long long time....

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    i dont think the khaki has done justice...more digging needs to be done with respect to the properties owned by the chaddi killer.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    If Hindu names make you think about Chaddi, then your maamimidi Siddudevaraya is also a chaddi.

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