12/06/2015 4:20 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Bengaluru Techie Bludgeoned To Death Allegedly By Wife Who Wanted To Elope With Cousin

Bangalore Mirror/ EKSPANSIO

Bengaluru police cracked open a shocking case of homicide -- the murder of techie Keshav Reddy when they traced the cellphone location of a call made by his wife.

Keshav Reddy, a 36-year-old software engineer working at Actiance India Limited was killed on Saturday night. His drink was laced with sleeping pills allegedly by his wife Shilpa Reddy who is accused of bludgeoning him to death with a blunt weapon at their Banaswadi residence, Bangalore Mirror reported.

According to the report, Shilpa took help from her parents, Ramachandra Reddy and Vijayalakshmi and a 22-year-old cousin Vasudev Reddy to dump his body next to a lake near Sreenivasapur in Kolar district.

It is alleged that Shilpa was having an affair with Vasudev, and were planning to settle abroad.

Shilpa’s gambit, of calling Keshav’s brother Thirumala Reddy to enquire whether he had reached his native place safety was meant to provide subterfuge for the murder, but it proved to be her undoing. The call was was made from Sreenivasapur, moments after his body was dumped.

Thirumala sounded off his suspicion to the police when Keshav’s body was found next morning, with his ID card and belongings.

Sreenivasapur police scanned her cellphone tower location for Saturday to connect the dots, Shilpa allegedly confessed to the crime after being interrogated in custody. Her parents, Ramachandra and Vijayalakshmi, and cousin Vasudeva Reddy have also been arrested.

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