Bengaluru: Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe and her lover were arrested by Karnataka police for the murder of her brother Rakesh Katwe.

As per the reports, Shanaya was upset with Rakesh for objecting to her affair with Niyazahmed Katigar. On April 22, Shanaya was in Hubballi for her upcoming film promotion. On the same day, Katigar and she strangulated Rakesh and then decapitated his head, mutilated his body. Later they stuffed the body in a sack and dumped it in Devaragudihal forest in Northern Karnataka's Hubballi area.

As per reports, Katigar along with three other friends cut Rakesh's body into pieces and the body parts were thrown in different parts of the forest area.

Shanaya debuted in films in  2018 with 'Idam Premam Jeevanam' and later bagged a role in adult comedy 'Ondu Ganteya Katha.

The police produced her to court which remanded her to judicial custody.

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