Triple murder over illicit affair: CA student arrested in Belagavi

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Belagavi,  Aug 18: The triple murder case at Kuvempu Nagar was solved by the City police within 12 hours of the incident.

The police nabbed the accused for killing a woman and her two kids.


The accused named Praveen Subramanya Bhat was taken into police custody at Sunday from his house based on clues. Praveen is the son of an Ex-Serviceman Subramanya Bhat and was pursuing his Charted Accountant course.

Praveen brutally murdered Reena Rakesh Malgatti and her children Aditya and Sahitya.The accused had an illicit relationship with Reena. Praveen and Reena were neighbours.

Praveen killed Reena by slitting her throat with knife. He drowned Reena's two kids in a bucket of water because the kids were eyewitnesses to the murder.

Praveen and Reena had an illicit affair for the last one year. Being Reena's neighbour Praveen used to enter her house whenever her husband goes out of station.

Reena's husband Rakesh is a cloth merchant. He used to be traveling most of the days and returns very late in night.

In his confession to the police Praveen said that he was totally against the relationship with Reena. It was Reena who forced the accused into relationship.

She has blackmailed him to continue the relationship. She used to call Praveen to her hosue whenever her husband went out of station. Praveen said to the police said that he was fed up after the continuous blackmail by Reena.

According to Police Commissioner S Ravi, Praveen entered the victim's house at 11:30 pm on the day of incident.

Reena locked the room of Harsha, 17-year-old adopted boy , who used to call her 'maami'. The accused spend sometime with Reena and returned to his home. Before leaving Praveen requested Reena to stop calling him, but she ignored his words. Then he went to her place at 3 am again with the intention bringing a full stop to the relationship which he did later on. 

A case has been registered APMC police station. The accused Praveen Bhat is booked under sections 302 ( Punishment for murder) and 201 IPC ( Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender). Reward have been announced for the police officers who worked on the case.

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