Bengaluru businessman hires 2 youths to kill his techie-son; held | Bengaluru News – Times of India


Keshava Prasad and Naveen

BENGALURU: A 50-year-old businessman has landed in police net for allegedly hiring contract killers to murder his elder son as the latter tortured him for a share in property.
Cracking the murder case reported on January 12, Avalahalli police from Bengaluru Rural arrested BV Keshava Prasad, a resident of Malleswaram 17th Cross, and two suspects — Naveen Kumar and Keshav — both aged 19 and residents of Tippasandra.
On January 12, Keshava Prasad filed a missing-person complaint with Malleswaram police, saying his son Kaushal Prasad, a techie with a private company, had gone missing on January 10. “Kaushal went missing after accompanying his friends in a car near Malleswaram 18th Cross. Before that, Kaushal had given his mobile to my younger son,” his complaint stated.
The same day, residents alerted Avalahalli police of foul smell emanating from three gunny bags thrown on Elemallappa lake bed. On opening the bags, police were shocked to see a man’s body parts. Messages were flashed across control rooms of the city and Bengaluru Rural. Soon, Kaushal’s body was identified. A murder case was registered and after postmortem, the body was handed over to his family.
CCTV footage helps track car
“CCTV footage showed Kaushal boarding a white Maruti Zen car near Malleswaram 18th Cross. Tracking the vehicle, we zeroed in on Naveen Kumar and Keshav. They had purchased the car a couple of days ago from a used-car dealer by paying Rs 1 lakh. We detained the duo for questioning. By then, we’d secured more CCTV footage from KR Puram and surrounding areas that showed the car was moving in Elemallappa lake direction. The duo confessed to the killing and said it was Kaushal’s father who hired them for Rs 3 lakh. An advance of Rs 1 lakh was given,” a police officer said.
On questioning, Keshava Prasad said Kaushal used to harass him for a share in property — an independent house in Malleswaram. “We helped him become a software engineer, but still he would torture us for money and property. He would beat his mother too. Finally, I decided to eliminate him and contacted Naveen and Keshav, who were senior classmates of my second son,” Keshava Prasad told cops.
Naveen and Keshav took Kaushal to the lake and made him to drink alcohol laced with sleeping pills before reaching the spot. When the car stopped near the lake, Kaushal was tipsy. “Sitting in the back seat of the car, they beheaded him and then chopped legs and hands before stuffing them into gunny bags,” an officer said.

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