Karnataka Railway Police have made a breakthrough in a murder case involving the body of a woman found abandoned in a drum near a railway station in the state capital. According to police reports on Thursday, three individuals have been arrested in connection with the case, with a search underway for five others. The killers were reportedly known to the deceased woman.
The three arrested persons have been identified as Kamaal, Tanveer, and Shakeeb, while those still at large are Nawab, Jamal, Majhar, Assab, and Sabool. All the accused are originally from Bihar and had been working as laborers at the Kalasipalyam vegetable market in Bengaluru.
The police were on high alert following the recovery of the body of a woman in a plastic drum near the Byappanahalli railway station on March 12. The police sources strongly suspected the hand of a serial killer gang behind the murder.
The deceased woman has been identified as Tamanna. The police team got the vital clue from a sticker found on the plastic drum. Besides, the cops also had CCTV footage of the killers coming in an auto and dumping the drum containing the body at the entrance of the railway station.
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The probe has revealed that she was killed in the backdrop of a family dispute. Tamanna had divorced her husband Afroj, a specially-abled person and got married to one of his cousins, Intikab. The family of Afroj did not take the development lightly and nursed a grudge against her.
On March 12, the accused invited Tamanna to a lunch party and killed her by suffocating her with a veil. Later late in the night, they dumped the body in a plastic drum and abandoned it.
After noticing the foul smell emanating from the drum, an auto driver informed police. The police were concerned as this was the third incident since December 2022.
In the second week of December 2022, the body of an unidentified woman was found in a yellow sack in an unreserved coach of Bangarpet-Sri M. Visvesvaraya Terminal MEMU Special train.
A 20-year-old, young woman’s body dumped in a drum was recovered from Yeshwantpur Railway Station. The drum was dumped at platform number one.
(With inputs from IANS)