Karnataka government officer brutally murdered at home during husband and son's absence
Bengaluru, November 05: In a shocking and tragic incident, a Karnataka government official, Pratima, who served as the Deputy Director in the Mines and Geology Department, was found brutally murdered at her residence in Subramanyapora, Bengaluru. The 45-year-old Pratima had lived in her home for over eight years. Her life was tragically cut short on a Saturday night, with her husband and son away in Thirthahalli, Shivamogga district at the time.
According to reports, Pratima's driver dropped her home after work, as usual. It is believed that the murder took place around 8:30 pm that night. Her elder brother, concerned that she had not answered his calls the previous night and the following morning, visited her home early on Sunday. To his horror, he discovered her lifeless body. The police were immediately alerted.
DCP, South Division, Bengaluru City, Rahul Kumar Shahapurwad, stated, "Forensic and technical teams are at work on the spot. Three teams have been formed for investigation. We will be able to share further information once we get to know exactly what happened."
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed his shock at the incident and vowed that there would be a thorough investigation into the murder, with those responsible being brought to justice. He said, "I just got to know about it. We will inquire into it. It seems that she was staying alone (in Bengaluru) while her husband was in his native village. The reason is not yet known, and we will inquire into it."
The police have initiated a comprehensive investigation, exploring all possible leads, including the potential involvement of a known assailant.
- With inputs from agencies