Bengaluru: Lover dies, woman stuffs his body in bags, dumps it on road | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: On November 17, the body of a 67-year-old transport businessman was found stuffed in plastic bags and wrapped in bedsheets on a roadside in Rose Garden area of JP Nagar. It has now emerged that the body was dumped by a woman, with help from her husband and brother, in a bid to avoid courting infamy as the businessman had died in her house, police said.
While no injuries were found on the businessman, his family suspected foul play as the body was found abandoned in a public place. Puttenahalli police registered a case of suspicious death under section 174c of the Criminal Procedure Code, based on a complaint filed by the son of the deceased.
Investigation, however, revealed that the 35-year-old woman, a homemaker from Sarakki and the businessman’s lover, was behind it.
According to cops, the deceased had undergone an angiogram in August 2022 and was also suffering from other health issues. He left his residence on November 16 evening and informed his daughter-in-law at 4.55pm that he would return by 7pm. When he did not reach home, his family tried to contact him over phone and found his mobile was switched off.
Call log leads to woman
They filed a missing-person complaint with Subramanyapura police. Puttenahalli cops found his body around 8am on November 17 and alerted his kin. Cops realised that someone had dumped the body in Rose Garden area. They verified the deceased’s call log and the last call he attended on November 16 led them to the woman from Sarakki.
After being picked up for questioning, she told police she knew the deceased for a while and he had visited her residence a few times. She said he had come to her house around 5pm on November 16, fell on the bed and appeared to have had an epileptic attack. She put a key in his hand and rubbed his legs and hands, but he passed away.
She confessed she did not alert police or the man’s relatives out of fear that it would reveal her relationship with him. So, she informed her husband and brother and sought their help to shift the body from the house. They stuffed the body in two plastic sacks, a towel and two bedsheets, transported it in a two-wheeler, and dumped it in Rose Garden.
Police initially registered a non-cognizable case against the trio for destroying evidence. They later registered an FIR under sections 176 (omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender), 202 (intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform), and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC.
Police are now waiting for the autopsy report to know the exact cause of death. “The case is still under investigation, and we are waiting for the autopsy report and the doctor’s opinion. It will help us verify the woman’s claim,” a cop said.