BENGALURU: A promising Kannada actress and her live-in partner Niyaz allegedly killed her brother and disposed of his body in a forest for objecting to their relationship, said police.
According to police, the young actress was reportedly in a relationship with a small-time realtor, which her brother opposed.
“Rakesh was a huge roadblock in her relationship. As a result, he was assassinated and his body burned,” said police.
On April 12, police discovered a charred and badly mutilated torso wrapped in a plastic bag dumped in the Devaragudihal forest district.
Following that, a case was opened, and special teams were created to find the perpetrator.
The teams gathered a lot of information and eventually discovered that Rakesh Katve, a bartender, had gone missing. Shanaya Katve, the victim’s sister, was in a relationship with Niyaz and was staying with him as a paid guest, according to the sources.
Shanaya Katve, Niyaz and three of his friends were arrested and remanded to police custody for further investigation into the case.
During questioning, it was discovered that Niyaz’s relatives were also involved in the case.
Shanaya Katve has worked in a yet-to-be-released film ‘Chhota Bombay’.
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