Anjali murder accused attacks woman passenger on train and jumps off, arrested

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Anjali Ambigera murder accused Girish a.k.a Vishwa in hospital after he jumped off a moving train.

DAVANAGERE, HUBBALLI: The accused in the Anjali Ambigera murder case, Girish a.k.a. Vishwa (21) attacked a woman on the Vishwamanava Express train with a knife and jumped off near Mayakonda in Davanagere taluk on Thursday night. He was caught by the Railway Police and handed over to the Hubballi police.

Girish had boarded the train from Bengaluru while the woman got at Tumakuru. On the way, the woman, identified as Lakshmi, questioned Girish as he was staring at her. When she was opening the door of the lavatory in the compartment, Girish attempted to stab her, but luckily, she suffered injury on her left hand.

Anjali Ambigera was brutally murdered by Girish alias Vishwa inside her house in the early hours on Wednesday.

When other passengers caught him and started thrashing him, Girish jumped off the train. The Railway Police rushed to the spot and apprehended Girish and also rushed Lakshmi to a private hospital. On realising that Girish was the accused in the Anjali murder case, they informed the police and handed him over to them.

Girish told the hospital staff that his father is Subhash and that he was returning to Hubballi from Mysuru. He, however, did not give clear answers to why or how he fell from the train and said that he did not remember how it happened and that he felt a throbbing in his head. When the hospital staff questioned him why he had attacked the woman passenger with a knife, he denied that he was carrying any weapon.

Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner Renuka Sukumar checked on Girish at a hospital on Friday morning.

In Hubballi, Police Commissioner Renuka Sukumar, who checked on Girish at the hospital, said they had formed eight teams to nab Girish and that he was caught with the help of the Railway Police. “He has sustained severe injuries in the back and head and we took him into custody around 4.30 am on Friday. He was probably headed to Goa or Maharashtra from Mysuru and he has four cases of two-wheeler theft registered against him. He claims that Anjali had blocked his phone number and that they were in a relationship. We will question him further when he regains consciousness”.

Girish was working at Maharaj Hotel in Mysuru and had reportedly got married to Anjali in a temple about 15 days ago. Last week, Anjali asked for Rs 2,000 and Girish had transferred Rs 1,000 through digital transaction. After that, Anjali had reportedly blocked his number and had not received his calls. Angered by this, he went to Hubballi and murdered her early on Wednesday morning.

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