‘Love, betray, revenge’: Bengaluru’s plastic drum murder mystery solved; 3 arrested

Image Source : INDIA TV The victim’s body was stuffed in a plastic drum

Railways Police on Thursday claimed that they solved the case in which an unidentified body was found inside a plastic drum at the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal (SMVT) in Baiyappanahalli in Karnataka’s Bengaluru district on Tuesday.

Police arrested 3 out of 8 accused involved in the crime. The probe into the case found that the motive of the murder was a family dispute over the marriage of the victim identified as 27-year-old ‘Tamanna’, a resident of Bihar’s Araria.

All accused were identified and they all hailed from the same vicinity in Araria. Police revealed that the accused killed her because her marriage with her brother-in-law brought a bad name to their families. And families were upset with her.

Motive behind the murder

Tamanna, who married Afroz, fell in love with her husband’s cousin Intakhab. She left her husband and eloped with Intakhab to Bengaluru. Since they were living happily. But on Sunday, Intakhab’s brother Nawab, who was a collie in Bengaluru, invited the couple to his residence. When they came to his place, Nawab and his 7 friends forced him to leave the woman. Soon after Intakhab left the house, they killed Tamanna by strangulating her. After killing her, they stuffed the body in a plastic drum and dumped it at the railways station.

Earlier, Railway SP Soumyalata visited the incident railways station. The police launched an investigation to find the people who were carrying the drum after checking the CCTV footage.

In a similar incident which happened in January, the body of a woman, also aged between 31-35, was found in Yeshavantpur railway station in Bengaluru. Police investigation so far has revealed that the woman was from Andhra Pradesh.

(Reported by T Raghavan)

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