IT officer's son murdered by kidnappers, body recovered in Bengaluru

Faith Castro
September 23, 2017

"But fearing that Sharath would reveal their identity, they chose to kill him", said a police officer.

"We are awaiting the post-mortem report but it appears that the accused strangled Sharath", Rathore said. Soon after, Vishal visited Sharath's house to console the family. He had set out to show the bike to his friends in a neighbouring locality.

Vishal said during the confession that when he and his accomplices learnt of the police's involvement, they kept Sharath in a auto and moved around the city, the police said.

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According to the Newspaper, Please pay.please!"The appeal was sent on WhatsApp from the phone of the kidnapped student, Sharath, to his parents on September 12, days before they reported him missing in Bengaluru.In another WhatsApp video Sharath, 19, warned his parents, "They are also following my akka (elder sister), they listed all her activities, day by day". Vishal told Sharath to meet near Shirke Apartment at Kengeri Satellite Town, and then later they rode their bikes till Ullal RTO office. The abductors, in a WhatsApp video sent to the teen's parents, got the boy to convey their demand for a ransom of Rs 50 lakh. "Shantha, Vikky and Karan strangulated Sharath with a nylon rope by 11.30 pm". They had first dumped the body in Rachenahalli lake, India Today reported. But it floated to the surface in a day or two, following which the kidnappers dug a pit near the lake and buried the body in it.

Narasimhayyana lake before burying it some days later, police said. The police have said that his friend was among the kidnappers. They tied more stones to the body and put it back in the lake. This time, they took the body in a auto and roamed around in the city to find a place to dispose it of.

"The decomposed body has been handed over to the family after autopsy", said Prasad.

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