The Kamakshipalya police have busted the mysterious death of Amrutahalli Sudha Co-operative Bank manager Muniyappa, and arrested four persons, reports Kannada Prabha. The arrested have been identified as Pradeep alias Munni, Mahesh alias Ondre and Adi. 

Muniyappa, a resident of RT Nagar was the manager of Sudha Co-operative Bank at Amrutahalli. He was also involved in the private business of finance. Whenever depositors contacted him to deposit money in fixed deposits, he would persuade them to keep it with him for two per cent interest, one per cent more than the bank’s rate of interest. The clients would trust him and deposit money with him. He would later lend it out for three per cent interest. He had a transaction of about Rs 3 crore.

Tilak, a former member of bank, Hanumanthe Gowda and others had taken money from Muniyappa on interest. Tilak runs a poultry farm near Bannerghatta. He knew Muniyappa since seven years. He had borrowed Rs 40 lakh from Muniyappa. For some time in the recent past, Tilak had not paid the interest also. The people who had deposited money with Muniyappa were pressurising him to return the money with interest. As Tilak had not returned the money, Muniyappa was stressed, it is reported. On August 15, Muniyappa had gone to meet Tilak at Bannerghatta to receive money. Tilak, instead of repaying the loan, had decided to kill Muniyappa, it is reported. He had taken the help of three of his associates who worked in his poultry farm.

The four reportedly confessed to the police that they made Muniyappa drink tea laced with poison. But when the tea apparently did not kill him, the four decided to strangulate him. Had Muniyappa not told his family members about his meeting Tilak, the murder, perhaps, would not had come to light. In the afternoon, when Muniyappa’s wife called he had told her that he was with Tilak. He did not return home that night.

Next day morning Muniyappa’s car was found on a service road between Sumanahalli and Malagala. following a complaint by his wife, the Kamakshipalya police managed to nab the accused.