The case of disappearance of a retired Bharat Electronics Limited deputy general manager in Bengaluru since November 13 has been found to be a case of murder of the 67-year-old man by a man who was supposed to handover documents of properties owned by the retired DGM to his only daughter.
Rajaram, 67, a resident of the BEL layout in the Vidyaranyapura area and retired Deputy General Manager (DGM) from BEL had been missing from his residence since November 13 and a case was registered by his brother Shekar on November 18 with the police. Police investigations have found that Rajaram was estranged from his daughter following the death of his wife but wanted to hand over documents of his property to his daughter Madhuvanti.
The daughter who did not want to meet her father since she blamed him for the demise of her mother allegedly deputed an acquaintance who ran a store near her apartment in south Bengaluru to collect the documents. The acquaintance S Mahesh, 36, plotted to kill the former BEL DGM and take over the property documents after Rajaram refused to hand the documents to him, the police have alleged.
The main accused allegedly used the assistance of a security guard from Nepal identified as Mohan Dushad, 23, to carry out the crime. Police said the duo reached Rajaram’s house around 8 pm on November 13 and demanded the original documents of Rajaram’s properties and killed him with a screwdriver when he refused to give the documents. They took the dead body in a car and disposed by setting it ablaze on the Hindupur-Madugiri road near the Andhra Pradesh border in order to prevent its identification. In course of the probe police quizzed Rajaram’s daughter and she said that she had assigned Mahesh to get the property documents from her father. After he was picked up Mahesh confessed to the crime.