Man who beheaded minor girl in Somwarpet village arrested

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The murder accused Prakash was taken to the scene of crime to recover the severed head of the minor girl.

MADIKERI: The 32-year-old man who had beheaded a 16-year-old girl after their engagement was interrupted by officials at Kumbaragadi near Mutlu village in Somwarpet taluk, was on Saturday arrested from the forest where he was hiding. Soon after chopping off the girl’s head a little distance from her house, he had fled with the severed head and a gun.

The police first took the accused Prakash to the Somwarpet police station for questioning and later to the scene of crime. The police had formed four teams to nab the accused and find the missing head, Police Superintendent Ramarajan said and added that more details would emerge after questioning of Prakash.


The accused Prakash with the girl after cutting a cake and exchanging rings to mark their engagement.

After Prakash a.k.a Omkarappa revealed that he had kept the girl’s head on a tree, a police team led by Deputy SP Gangadharappa took him to the spot and recovered the head and a pair of footwear from near the place where he had murdered her.

On seeing the head of Meena, her brother Dileep burst into a rage, but was calmed down by the policemen. He then brought a gun and threatened to shoot Prakash, but was led away by the police.

Police recovered the severed head of the girl from a tree a little distance away from the murder scene.

Dileep and his uncle said the murder was preplanned as Prakash had convinced bother brothers to go along with him to his house and later returned to commit the murder. “He was not acting alone, there were two to three others with him. He should not be released on bail at any cost and he should be hanged to death or sentenced to life imprisonment”, they said.

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