Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)
Puttur, Nov 26: The way the murder of Mysuru-based photographer, Jagadish, who was a native of a village near here was executed, has given rise to the notion that it was a well-planned operation.
Uncle of Jagadish, Balakrishna alias Subbaiah Rai, had got confirmation that Jagadish, who usually came accompanied by his wife, was visiting the village this time alone. Friends of Jagadish confirmed that before Jagadish left Mysuru, Balakrishna had called him and asked for his confirmation that he was coming alone. This fact was confirmed by the friends of Jagadish.
The police who began investigation found that Jagadish's mobile phone was showing the signal of Mysuru and then began to change towards Bengaluru. During the interrogation, the police got to know that this was a technique employed to mislead the investigators. It is said that after the murder, the mobile phone of Jagadish was taken to Mysuru. When moving to Bengaluru, it was thrown away, it is said.
CCTV footage has also helped the policemen to unearth details of the plan. Balakrishna had told his family members that of Jagadish that he had reached Sullia in an Omni vehicle and left, stating that he would be returning to Mysuru. CCTV footage confirmed that after visiting Kunjoorpanja, Jagadish came by a bus, got down at Kavu, walked alone till Madnoor bridge and moved on the road leading to Ishwaramangala. It is said that the policemen found that the statement about Jagadish travelling by the Omni vehicle was false.
The family members of Jagadish have to confirm that the body exhumed from the forest belongs to him. The police are not providing full information of the case although they have concluded that this was a case of murder.
Jayalaxmi, wife of Balakrishna alias Subbaiah Rai, their son Prashanth, and neighbour, Jeevan Prasad have been arrested and produced in the court. All the three except Jayalaxmi were remanded to police custody and Jayalaxmi was sent to judicial custody.