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Crime in Bengaluru, Kolkata: Man sat his son in car, went to estranged wife’s flat, killed her: Police

Bengaluru Police informed us that the victim's body was found in a decomposed state. As per their report, she might have been killed at least 48 hours before her body was found,” a senior police officer said.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: June 25, 2020 1:28:20 am
Amit Agarwal’s in-laws’ house in Phoolbagan area on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

A chartered accountant who allegedly murdered his estranged wife at a flat in Bengaluru on Sunday evening, before returning to Kolkata and killing his mother-in-law and himself the following day, left his 10-year-old son in a car in the apartment block while allegedly executing the murder of his wife, Bengaluru police have found.

Analysis of CCTV footage at Brigade Metropolis apartment complex, in Whitefield area of Bengaluru, has led the police to believe that Shilpi Agarwal, 35, who was also a chartered accountant, was murdered by husband Amit Agarwal, 36, around 8.30 pm on Sunday.

According to a police source, the CCTV footage reveals that Amit sat his 10-year-old son in a car and returned to the 15th-floor flat where his estranged wife lived. “He returned to the flat for around 20-30 minutes after leaving his son in a car. And this was when the murder was committed,” the source said.

Shilpi was found strangled to death outside the kitchen on Monday evening when the police and the estate manager of the apartment complex opened the flat after being alerted by Kolkata Police following the alleged murder of Shilpi’s mother, and Amit’s suicide there.
Shilpi lived in the Bengaluru flat with their son.

From the flat, Bengaluru police said they found a note, allegedly left by Amit, claiming that his wife and in-laws had caused him misery for 15 years.

Mahadevapura police in Bengaluru have registered a case of murder against Amit on the basis of a complaint filed by the estate manager, M Rajanna.

Amit and Shilpi were separated for nearly two years and were in the process of obtaining a divorce, the police said.

“A note was found in the house where the body of Shilpi Agarwal was found. It was written by Shilpi Agarwal’s husband Amit Agarwal and it states that he has killed Shilpi Agarwal,” as per the FIR registered in the case.

After the murder, the police believe, Amit returned to Kolkata with his son and, the following day, allegedly shot his mother-in-law and attempted to kill his father-in-law before committing suicide.

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