Bengaluru: Mystery shrouds the death of a 34-year-old KSRTC bus conductor and his 51-year-old mother, who reportedly fell from the fifth floor of an apartment belonging to a police inspector, in Belathur in Kadugodi police limits early on Tuesday morning.
The two had been summoned to the flat by Inspector Chandrappa of District Crime Bureau, Kolar, four days ago to help him find his missing sister. The deceased has been identified as Maunesh, a KSRTC bus conductor from Yadgir, and his mother Sundaramma, who were from Chikkanahalli in Shahapura taluk of Yadgir district.
Though the police are still unclear if it was a suicide or murder, they have sensed a foul play in the incident.
The police said that Maunesh and Sundaramma were staying with Chandrappa for the last four days to help him find his missing sister. Preliminary investigations revealed that Maunesh who was already married had an affair with Chandrappa's sister and had eloped with her. Chandrappa had tracked her down recently and brought her back home, with a stern warning that she should stay away from Maunesh.
It was all fine till Chandrappa’s sister went missing from home last week. The inspector, who suspected Maunesh’s involvement, had summoned him to the city.
When Maunesh told his mother about Chandrappa’s call, she insisted that she accompany him to sort out the issue. But around 4.30 on Tuesday morning, the security guard at the apartment complex found the mother and son lying in a pool of blood and informed the police.
The Kadugodi police rushed to the spot and shifted the mother and son to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead. Chandrappa who was at the flat at the time of incident was detained by the police for questioning.
Suicide or murder?
While the Kadugodi police said that the case is being investigated as it was still unclear whether it’s a case of suicide or murder, Chandrappa told the police that the two had jumped on their own from the open utility space of the kitchen.
The police, however, suspect that the duo may have committed suicide because of harassment from Chandrappa. The inspector is the only suspect in the case as there was no one else at the flat when the incident occurred.