Kannada actress Shanaya held for killing brother with lover’s help
Published: 05:16 PM, 27 April 2021 Updated: 05:17 PM, 27 April 2021
Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe has been arrested in connection with her brother Rakesh Katwe’s murder case.
According to police, the actress brutally killed her own brother with the help of her boyfriend. The incident is being widely discussed in the Kannada film industry in India.
Indian media outlet India Today reported that the incident took place Dharwad district of southern India. Police arrested the actress on April 22.
Police have arrested Shanaya Katwe on charges of murdering her brother Rakesh Katwe, reported Indian Express.
Besides Shanaya Katwe, Dharwad district police have also arrested four more people – Niyazahemed Katigar (21), Tousif Channapur (21), Altaf Mulla (24), and Aman Giraniwale (19) – involved in the murder.
After interrogating them, Rakesh Katwe’s murder linked to Shanaya Katwe, his own sister, revealed.
According to the police, Shanaya was having an affair with the accused Niyazahemed Katigar. However, her brother Rakesh objected to their relationship, triggering a plot to kill him by Katigar with Shanaya.
Rakesh was killed at his home and Shanaya was also present at the time of the incident. Then Katigar and the three other accused decapitated Rakesh’s body and dumped his head in the Devaragudihal forest area while his remaining body parts were disposed of across Gadag Road and other areas in Hubballi, Karnataka.