27/04/2016 3:51 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

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When an elderly couple were murdered and their bodies were left to rot in Frazer Town, a posh part of Bengaluru, the police figured that money was the motive behind the heinous crime.

The arrest of 35-year-old electrician Premchand Jain, who had known the victims for more than 15 years, showed that while the police weren’t far off the mark, there was more to the case than met the eye.

According to the Bangalore Mirror, Jain assisted in the murder of the elderly couple to help a friend cremate his relative.

The friend, identified as one Chandrashekhar, allegedly needed money to cremate his brother-in-law, who had recently committed suicide.

The victims, Parvathraj (61) and his wife Chandrakala (55), were murdered on Friday evening, and their bodies were discovered in a highly decomposed state on Sunday evening at their home.

Jain was highly regarded by the elderly couple and used to assist them with household errands, cleaning their tank, arranging for domestic help and so on. As the couple's only son had moved to the US, Parvathraj and Chandrakala relied on Jain, reported the Deccan Chronicle.

The main accused Chandrashekhar is still absconding.

Additional commissioner of police (East) P Harisekaran told Mirror, "We have got clear leads about Chandrashekhar's whereabouts and our team is on the job to nab him."

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