Bengaluru double-murder accused alleges victim shot his video for blackmail


Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS): Karnataka police have cracked a double-murder case of a woman and her toddler in Bengaluru and arrested the accused person on Monday, who has been identied as Prashanth, a resident of Bellary.

Prashanth, who was a Facebook friend of Chandrakala, the deceased woman, told the police that he committed the crime as Chandrakala demanded money from him after shooting his shirtless video at her residence when he was taking rest, the police said.

The accused told the police that Chandrakala used to chat with him and after getting close, she had invited him to her home in Bengaluru. During his visit, when Prashanth was sleeping, Chandrakala had reportedly recorded his video and demanded money from him.

This led to a quarrel between the two. After hearing the noise, Chandrakala's three-year-old daughter had come into the room, whom Prashanth had pushed away. Chandrakala then rushed to the kitchen and brought a knife to attack Prashanth, but the latter snatched the knife and stabbed her, leading to her death, the police said.

Fearing that the toddler's cries might alarm the neigbours, he then killed the little girl. After committing the crime, the accused had gone to Bellary where he led a normal life pretending that nothing had happened.

The police collected information about the accused through CCTV footage and neighbours' statements.

The incident had taken place on October 7 at an apartment located in Chowdeshwarinagar in Begur police station limits in Bengaluru.

Chandrakala (35) and her daughter Ratanya's (3) bodies were found lying in a pool of blood. The mother's body was found in the hall, whereas the body of the toddler was found in another room.

The accused had stabbed Chandrakala and her daughter more than 20 times before slitting their throats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    The business of blackmail, rape murder and crimes are increasing .......GDP will go high.......Acche din for bhakts , they are free to commit any crime.....!!!! Where are the Moral Police when Immoral relationships and activities are happening among their own brothers , sisters and mothers ? Where is Shobakka hiding?

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    In English we have a saying that "Dead men do not tell tales". We dont know what really happened and truth will never be known. Perhaps he might be blackmailing the woman after capturing their sleazy act, the woman would have said enough is enough and will expose Prashant and go to police, Prashant panics and slaughters the mother-daughter duo. Only God knows the truth. However, I am still at rage that he killed an innocent 3 year old. He should be tortured every day and no death sentence to be given to him

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    They play with loopholes of AGE OLD LAW borrowed from the GRANDFATHERS !!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    what a foolish thing Prashant did? should never get involved in such acts..in the first place it is very risky to make friends on social media....even if one does it should be limited to just commenting etc...never share any personal details or photos or use obscenity on social media..now what is the use? Prashanth, for lust lost his life...now sit inside the five star Indian jail and eat dal roti..he should have had gau muthra which would have enlightened his brain

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  • Darrel Castelino, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    The story might be just the opposite he shot the video of woman and was demanding money with woman , when she threatened to report to police he silenced her forever.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Making CD's is the only Vikas in Karnataka ...

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  • Ramesh Masand, Uchila

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    May their souls rest in peace. I’m sure the story is totally different and the accused is lying. Also, we need to be very careful of online friendships. We should also be careful of giving personal detailson online classifieds like OLX, QUIKR, etc. Please check the authencity of the person by using Truecaller, etc.

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