Sarojamma, Bommasandra Town Municipal Council (TMC) President from Bommasandra in Bengaluru was alleged of brutally murdering the Bommasandra TMC member from BJP, Srinivas Prasad who was also known as Vasu. However, prime accused in the case is Sarojamma’s son Manjunath, who is absconding.


The rivalry between Sarojamma and Vasu is not only because of the parties they represent but more because of their love for the post of the TMC president.



Karnataka government had recently changed reservation rule for the Bommasandra TMC from SC (General) to SC (woman). Accordingly, Sarojamma was elected to the post. But Srinivas, who was keen on the post had challenged this change in the lower court, posing a danger to Sarojamma’s post.


Sarojamma’s son Manjunath took this upon himself to keep his mother’s position safe. Manjunath owned a gym at Kithaganahalli, the village Srinivas had his house.


Though the police have maintained silence and said that the reason for murder is not known yet, sources have two versions to the murder mystery.


According to one source, Manjunath gave a call to victim Srinivas in the wee hours of Tuesday. He told Srinivas that one of their relatives has met with an accident and he needed urgent help. Believing his words, Srinivas came to the spot named by Manjunath, where four assailants killed him brutally.


The police said that Srinivas was found with axe pierced deep into his chest and skull was split, with blood all over the body.


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Another source said that Manjunath was observing Srinivas’s day-to-day activities and had decided to kill him when he comes for his morning walk. Accordingly, the assailants sent by Manjunath were waiting for Srinivas to come to the park for a walk on Tuesday and when he came near the park, killed him with lethal weapons.


Prime accused Manjunath is still at large. Madhu alias Spike, 23, Narayanswamy, 35, Murali G alias Appu, 20 and C Manjunath alias Karpuru, 29, – by the Bengaluru rural police under Sections 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 have been arrested along with Sarojamma. All were produced before the local court on Wednesday and had been remanded to judicial custody.