Bannerghatta case: Complainant woman cop had hired goons to sever paramour ‘s hand


Team Udayavani, Sep 16, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

Bengaluru: The burglary incident at Bannerghatta, on September 12 wherein thieves chopped off the hand of a man and took it with them got a strange twist with the arrest of the woman complainant accompanying the victim on that fateful day.

Jayalakshmi(27), a woman traffic police constable attached to the V.V. Puram traffic police station was arrested after it was found that she had hired three persons to sever the hand of her paramour Ravish (31) while making it look like an attempted robbery.

The contract goons – Kumar, Ananda, and Vijay too have been apprehended by the police.

During the interrogations, the trio admitted that Jayalakshmi had promised to pay them Rs 1.5 lakh cash and had also given them a token advance of Rs 15,000 to carry out the attack. A week before the incident she had even had carried out a dry run with the accused, it is learnt.

On September 12, Jayalakshmi alerted the trio, by giving a missed call to one of them, when she and Ravish were sitting by the temple pond at Narasimhaswamy temple near Bannerghatta National Park. On getting the alert, the trio arrived at the spot and carried out the pre-planned assault. Later they discarded Ravish’s severed hand in a pit located 300 metres from the spot. They also discarded the victim’s mobile phone and machete.

As per the police, Jayalakshmi had been divorced by her husband Raghvendra after he came to know about their affair. Reportedly Jayalakshmi was in love with Veeresh before her marriage. After her divorce, Jayalakshmi broached the topic of their marriage with Ravish, who started making up excuses. Convinced that he was not going to marry her, an angered Jayalakshmi laid the plot of crippling him.

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