A barbaric crime of beheading has been reported from Nelamangala in Karnataka. The beheading of a landlord named Manjunath (40) has come to public notice on February 2, a week after the crime had been committed.
The CCB (central crime branch) had picked up the accused, Syed Shamshuddin alias Syed Altaf (45) in a case of theft. This murder has come to the notice of the police during the course of the investigation. According to reports, the accused has confessed to the police that he had committed the crime along with his minor sons who were aged 14 and 15.
According to reports, Altaf and his sons were residents of Haleguddadahalli on Mysuru Road. They had opened a wood factory in a shed belonging to Manjunath, in Kempalinganahalli. Reported location of the crime is just 31 kilometres from the state capital.
According to the confession, reason for this crime has been attributed to the abusive language used by the landlord over non – payment of rent.
On 24th January, Altaf allegedly called Manjunath saying that he wanted to pay the rent. As per his confession, when the landlord arrived at his place, he murdered his landlord with the assistance of his sons. The accused confessed that he slit the throat of his landlord, chopped his head and buried it in his land. The body was thrown away into a stormwater drain as per reports. The water body is also identified as Vrushabhavati river by one of the reports.
The head of Manjunath has been recovered by police. The police are searching for the torso in the waterbody mentioned by the accused. Sons of the accused have been sent to a juvenile home.