In one of many instances reported on January 4 on the Yeshwanthpur railway station in Bengaluru, the place the decomposing physique of a girl aged round 20 was present in a blue drum deserted on the finish of platform no 1, the police are doable clues from an identical unsolved case reported in April 2022 within the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
On April 9, 2022, the Orvakal police station within the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh registered a homicide case following the discovering of a physique of a girl aged round 25 to 35 in a blue drum discovered deserted on the facet of the Nationwide Freeway 40.
“One unknown female body aged between 25 to 35 years in highly putrefied condition compressed in a blue colour plastic drum was found at Bandla Kanuma Bridge, near 36 km stone, on the southern side of NH-40 road (Nandyal-Kurnool lane). The deceased’s hands and mouth were tied up with plastic tape,” the Kurnool police reported in April final yr.
The girl was killed at some place and the physique was dumped within the drum which was full of cement, bricks, stones, and clay, the Kurnool police mentioned. The physique had a tattoo saying “S Raju” in Telugu, a locket on a black thread with inscriptions in Urdu, an anklet, and imitation jewelry gadgets within the type of a sequence, nostril stud, and pendant.
The Karnataka railway police are wanting on the Kurnool case to search out doable similarities that would present clues to the identification of the sufferer and the alleged killers. “There has been a case in Andhra Pradesh where the body of a woman was found in a similar blue plastic drum. We are in touch with the Andhra Pradesh police,” Superintendent of Police (Railways) in Karnataka S Ok Sowmyalatha mentioned.
The investigations within the discovering of the our bodies of two ladies on the Yeshwanthpur railway station on January 4, 2023, and the Byappanahalli railway station on December 6, 2022 — wrapped in a light-weight yellow plastic bag and stored beneath the seat in a practice that arrived from Bangarpet — are but to make headway with the our bodies remaining unidentified. Each incidents have been registered as homicide with the reason for demise now recognized in each instances as strangulation.
The railway police have obtained little or no clues from the restricted CCTV footage out there on the railway stations the place the our bodies had been discovered, police sources mentioned. “In the Yeshwanthpur case, there is footage of two men carrying a drum and leaving it on the platform after the arrival of a long-distance train at the station. The footage is very unclear,” police sources mentioned.
The blue drum discovered on the morning of January 4 on the Yeshwanthpur railway station was discovered full of the clothes of a girl on the high and sealed – with the physique mendacity beneath the clothes. The blue drum with a black lid is usually used at building websites and for storage and is understood to be carried by staff travelling long-distance on trains.
The sub-inspector on the Orvakal police station in Kurnool, N C Mallikarjuna, who’s a part of the groups investigating the April 2022 discovery of the physique of a girl within the Kurnool district mentioned the case in Kurnool had remained unsolved.
“We have seen the pictures from the Bengaluru case. There are differences in the way the body that was found in Kurnool was packed in the drum with cement and other material from the way the body was packed with clothes in Bengaluru,” the police official mentioned.
In a single different case in Andhra Pradesh from December 2022, the Visakhapatnam police discovered the physique of a girl in a drum in a home that had been deserted in Could 2021 by the one who rented the home. The police investigations within the case resulted within the arrest of the one who had rented the home and was recognized as P Rishivardhan and the sufferer was a intercourse employee.
“The accused in the Vishakapatnam case was arrested and was remanded to judicial custody. He is in jail,” Visakhapatnam assistant commissioner of police (north) Srinivasa Rao mentioned.
Within the Bengaluru case on the Yeshwanthpur railway station, police are of the view that the physique was transported on a long-distance practice and the station was solely used for dumping. Police sources mentioned that dumping of our bodies on railway platforms is a uncommon incidence.
Within the second case in Bengaluru from December 6, 2022, the police have thus far discovered no clues from scouring out there CCTV footage from stations within the path of the passenger practice on which the physique was discovered. “The train was a passenger train and the body could have been loaded at any place. There is no CCTV footage at stations on the line,” police sources mentioned.
The useless physique of a younger girl, which was bundled up in blankets and stuffed in a number of plastic sheets – to cross off as baggage, was discovered stuffed beneath a seat in a compartment of the Bangarpet-SMVT Bengaluru Categorical MEMU Particular (06527) on the night time of December 6.
The physique bundled within the guise of bags was discovered by an air-con mechanic who travelled on the practice from Bangarpet to the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal at Bengaluru when the practice arrived on the SMVT station and all passengers had deboarded.
In line with a criticism filed by the railway A/C technician Santhosh Kumar, he seen a big yellow package deal that was stuffed beneath his seat quickly after he boarded the practice on the Coromandel Station in Kolar at 8.40 pm on December 6. The technician mentioned he assumed that the package deal belonged to a passenger.
Nonetheless, when the practice arrived at Bengaluru at 11 pm the package deal remained unclaimed beneath the seat. Discovering no passengers remaining on the practice, the A/C technician and a colleague knowledgeable railway authorities and the railway police in regards to the unclaimed package deal.
The railway authorities and police took the package deal off the practice and opened it as much as discover that the useless physique of a girl who was round 35 years of age had been wrapped in three to 4 layers of blanket and an equal variety of plastic sheets to camouflage the contents of the package deal that was positioned on the practice.
The plastic packaging for the physique within the Byappanahalli case is often utilized by flower and fruit sellers however can also be fairly generally used and has supplied no leads, the police mentioned. They’re now scanning different technical knowledge associated to the at the moment unconnected crimes within the hope of discovering a lead that facilitates the cracking of the 2 unsolved instances in Bengaluru.