Financier from Mysuru abducted, killed in Krishnagiri

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KRISHNAGIRI: The identity of a male body recovered from the state border by the Bagalur police of Krishnagiri, a few days ago, was traced to a financier belonging to Mysuru, police said on Thursday.
On September 25, the Bagalur police recovered a body of man. The injuries on his body showed that the victim was apparently murdered by miscreants.
The Bagalur police conducted a search to identify the victim, which took them to Mysuru in neighboring Karnataka, where a man missing complaint was registered by the relatives of the victim identified as Gowthaman (24).
Gowthaman of Siddappa circle in Mysuru was a lab technician and also did money lending business at his place.
He was kidnapped by his friends over a money issue and taken to a place in Bagalur police limits, 200-km from his home town. Later he was killed by his abductors.
Investigations revealed that Gowthaman gave a loan of Rs 50,000 to his friend Arun (24) that led to a fight between them. When the victim demanded to repay the loan amount with interest accumulating to Rs 2.5 lakh, Arun was unable to repay the amount.
Police said Arun is suspected to have hatched a murder plan with two others Manjunath (25) and Ravikumar (22). The trio under the pretext of repaying the amount took the victim to Bagalur in a car and later allegedly murdered the financier.
The Bagalur police have taken custody of alleged murderers who were brought here to conduct detailed probe.