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Missing Bengaluru Techie’s Body Found Stuffed In Bags; Father, Brother Arrested

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Three men hired by Kaushal Prasad’s father confessed to the crime. The father-son duo regularly fought over family property, police said

A day after the body of a 25-year-old techie was found stuffed in three gunny bags in rural Bengaluru, his younger brother and father have been arrested for his murder.

Kaushal Prasad’s father, Keshava, who had filed a missing complaint last week, was taken into custody after the three men he allegedly hired to kill his son confessed to the crime. A few hours later, the police also arrested Kaushal's younger brother.

Kaushal’s body was found near the Avalahalli Lake after locals alerted the police of foul smell emanating from the bags. According to Keshava’s statement to the police, Kaushal had regular fights at home over property and had also manhandled his family members on several occasions.

On January 12, Keshava lodged a police complaint stating that his son had gone missing after he left with his friends in a car. However, the police traced the car to the lake with the help of CCTV footage and nabbed the three murderers – two of them barely 19 years old. In their confession, they told the police that Keshava had hired them to kill Kaushal.

According to sources in the police, the killers are friends of Keshava’s younger son.

first published:January 20, 2021, 19:12 IST
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