Udupi: Bhaskar Shetty murder case - Bones changed course of investigation


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Udupi, Jun 10: The murder of entrepreneur, Bhaskar Shetty, had turned into a sensational news as the accused were identified as his own wife, son, and a young astrologer. The chief district and sessions court here has concluded that the accused are guilty of the charges levelled against them, and awarded them sentence for life.

Bhaskar Shetty was murdered at his residence at Indrali at about 3 pm on July 28, 2016. The investigation revealed that the body was burnt down in a platform made for sacrificial fire at the residence of astrologer Niranjan Bhat in Nandalike village. The remains were reportedly thrown at several spots in rivers and rivulets. On July 31, Bhaskar Shetty's mother, Gulabi Shetty, who failed to get response to repeated calls made to her son, filed a missing complaint in Manipal police station. The police soon found out that Shetty had been murdered.


(Clockwise from top): Bhaskar Shetty, Niranjan Bhat, Navneet Shetty and Rajeshwari Shetty

The investigation took a new turn after bones were recovered from a rivulet near Nandalike. The bones matched the DNA of the victim's mother. This helped the police to put together loose ends.

Rajeshwari Shetty, who was arrested, had succeeded in getting bail after sometime. Her son, Navneet Shetty, and astrologer, Niranjan Bhat, are lodged in a jail in Bengaluru. Niranjan Bhat's father, Srinivas Bhat, who was accused of destruction of evidence, died due to ill health when the case was pending.

The judgement solely depended on circumstantial evidence as there were no eyewitnesses. Special public prosecutor, Shantaram Shetty, said that the case was solved after the bones which were found from a rivulet at Nandalike as per the confession of the accused, matched with the DNA samples of the victim's mother and brother.

The fact that neither Rajeshwari nor Navneet had filed missing complaint with the police gave rise to suspicion about their role. Out of 167 listed witnesses, 78 were examined. 270 exhibits and 130 MOSes were filed in this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Don't agree with reshmi salian

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  • Anna, Belman

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    It's a lesson that one Should devote equal time for family and business. As later the Family want the money and not the man. Very sad state of the family values in present time.

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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    These days people shall do anything for money. And its sad that both mother and son killed the father. Hope they get rotten in jail This is a crime that deserve no mercy whatsoever. The culprits needs to be hanged I feel

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  • Mahesh, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Reshmi that's it I agree with you ,. Criminal should be encounter on the spot as in Hyderabad rape case

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Saudi is the country of choice for both of u.... your taughts dont deserve a democratic republic

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  • C. D ' Souza., Mangalore.

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Reshma Salian, Don't give silly statement . No lawyers will tell anyone to kill and after killing come to us we will defend you. In India or in the world. When you have done a crime you go and hire him to defend . It's his profession. He has studied law and it's his way of earning his living. If you could buy justice in the whole world including India the prisoners would not have been over crowded. First of all you should understand any case you talk about. The famous case of Tarun Tejpal in Mapusa Goa the session court has acquitted the former editor in chief accused of the rape case, Which the press had made a big noise. . The women of our country were hurt. But the truth was different. It was in the month of May.

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  • soni pujari, USA

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    mR.d'SOUZA WT RASHMI SAID VERY WELL , WHY YOU FEEL BAD SO MUCH, RUN THE COUNTRY AND CHANGE THE LAW OK.. in india PEOPLE ARE DONT HV VOICE TO RAISE OK.. PEOPLE CREATE CRIME .. INDIA IS BIG COUNTRY THERE IS LAW PPL NOT FOLLOW .. 170 CR PPL LIVING IN INDIA. IF PEOPLE FOLLOW THE LAW THIS KIND OF SITUATION NEVER FACED.. FIRST MAKE PPL DISPLINE AND FOLLOW THE LAW AND ORDER OK.. EVEN EDUCATED ARE FOOL IN THIS COUNTRY NO RESPECT FOR LAW .. HOW MUCH GOVT .. FOLLOW EVERY INDIVIAL YOU WANT GOVT SHOULD HIGHER EVERY INDIVINAL BEHIND ONE PERSON .. OK. BETTER ASK YOUR INDIAN PPL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOLLOW THE LAW UNDERSTAND NOW. STOP TELLING OTHER S OK USE YOUR BRAIN AND RESPOND HERE

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  • Kavitha Poojari, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Bhaskar Shetty Money still there in the bank they will fight until the money get over .

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  • Shivraj, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    No ordinary psychiatrists can possibly analyse the mindset’s of these perpetrators ....before and after this most heinous crime ..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Well planned murder. Guilty should be awarded Death ...

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  • Carlton Saldanha, Shirva/New York

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    This judgement proves, no one can escape of law; provided Investigation officer are not influenced by political bosses and effective public prosecutor. Satya meva Jayate.

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  • Mahesh, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    First hang the lawyer who support the murderer

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Mahesh ...you are absolutely right. These lawyers are trying to protect the criminals. That is the reason for increase in rapes and criminal cases in India. These lawyers have no heart. They just see the money and defend the murderers.

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  • Cynthia, Dkate

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Very true. ...supporting criminals and fighting for them is the biggest crime....

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Nice joke😀😀😀.

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Mahesh do you think this is possible in our country..? Persons with criminal background have become law makers and ministers and our police force is protecting them. Lack of fear has created more criminals. Child rape is happening every now and then. People should be scared to participate in unlawful activities and the punishment should be too serious and in time bound manner. Will this ever happen.....?

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    You missed the point here sir . It's not me , you or lawyer decides who is guilty or not. Its the judge based on the evidence placed before him . So how anybody can decide who is guilty or not before the judgement ?

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Sad that lawyer for murderers will appeal at higher courts against the verdict. These murderers should be encountered. Thats the only solution. So many crimes in Karnataka. Laws are very liberal to these so called criminals and hence crimes are increasing. Sad to see this.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Don't blame the lawyers, its due to the system... appeal is absolutely necessary otherwise many innocents in other cases can suffer. I am happy that justice has been done in this case.

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Sanjay...lawyers find every loophole in the system and will try to protect the criminals. There are lot of clear cases in India where criminals are saved by the lawyers. Who saved Salman Khan? Not the lawyers??? In India, if you have money any criminal can walk free. The murderer who killed Jessica Lal is out of jail. This is the system we have and lawyers are making money. With regard to this case, it's not yet clear if the murderers get punishment. Immediate hanging all these criminals is the best option.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Our constitution has given right to appeal, even kasab was given that right. Whatever lawyers argue, its unlimately has to pass the many levels of learned judges. So the system is in place, few misuse it...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Reshmi Salian, Mangalore...If this (What you say)was possible, then we would not have our present P.M and also the Home minister. Although your spirit is correct, but it is impossible in India.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Reshmi Salian, Mangalore, What a mind-blowing comment? I fully agree with it.

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