Mysuru: Officers of the special crime branch of the CBI (Chennai zone), who on Tuesday visited the lodge in Madikeri where police officer, M K Ganapathy's body was found hanging on July 7, 2016, have reportedly found a bullet in his room.
Deputy superintendent of police, Ganapathy was found hanging in room number 315 of the Vinayaka lodge. He had given an interview shortly before to a local television channel making various accusations against Minister K J George and two senior police officers, Pranab Mohanthy and A M Prasad.
The dead officer's brother, Maachaiah told the Deccan Chronicle that the CBI officers had found a bullet in the room where he allegedly hung himself, but refused to give any other details.
The room, which was opened for the lodge's customers after the CID submitted a B report closing its investigation into the case, was reportedly seized by the CBI sleuths, who thoroughly examined it in the presence of Mr Ganapathy's family members, including Mr Maachaiah.
They also reportedly questioned two men, Jagan and Belliappa from the lodge, who had provided evidence in the case as well as the doctor who conducted the autopsy, tahsildar Girija, who held the inquest, circle inspector Medappa and inspector Bharath, who investigated the alleged suicide.
The CBI officers, who arrived in two teams, accompanied by FSL experts from Delhi, remained tightlipped about their investigation and where it is heading.