Airline staffer confesses to homicide of Udupi household: Police


A 39-year-old airline crew member, Praveen Arun Chowgule, has admitted to the homicide of 4 members of a household, together with a 12-year-old youngster, in Udupi. The suspect, a colleague of one of many victims, was apprehended from Belagavi district by a particular staff of police on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the police was granted a 14 days custody of the accused by a primary extra court docket in Udupi.

Praveen Arun Chowgule (HT Photograph)

Udupi superintendent of police Arun Okay acknowledged throughout a media briefing that Chowgule, an Air India cabin crew member primarily based at Mangaluru airport, confessed to the crime throughout interrogation. He stated that his meant goal was Aynaz, who used to work together with Chowgule, however the different relations have been killed as they tried to intervene. Chowgule, initially from Sangli in Maharashtra, had been residing within the space for a number of years and is married.

“He was working on the Mangaluru airport as an Air India cabin crew. He’s from Sangli in Maharashtra however has been dwelling right here for a number of years. He’s a married man,” the Udupi SP stated.

“Primarily based on technical evaluation and human intelligence, we detained the suspect. Udupi police took Chougule into custody from Kudachi police limits. When he was interrogated, he accepted that he had dedicated the murders. This afternoon [Tuesday], the arrest process was accomplished,” Udupi SP added.

The crime occurred within the Tripti Nagar space of Udupi taluk on Sunday, ensuing within the stabbing deaths of Haseena (46) and her three youngsters: Afnan (23), Aynaz (21), and Aseem (12). One other member of the family, Hajira (70), sustained stab accidents and is present process medical remedy.

When requested concerning the motive for the homicide, the officer stated that Chougule has given three to 4 motives and the police are verifying the claims. Though an investigator aware about the probe indicated that the suspect was obsessed along with his faculty Aynaz, the SP sought extra time to confirm the motive.

“There are three or 4 motives that the accused has disclosed and we’ll confirm these facets. Since there are facets concerning the sufferer’s household which may harm or defame them, it could be higher to verify the statements of the accused earlier than disclosure,” SP Arun informed reporters.

After the murders, Chowgule traveled to Kudachi in Belagavi to spend time and rejoice Diwali along with his uncle, presenting himself as if every part was regular. The SP stated they (the police) have to confirm the suspect’s declare of prior service with the Central Industrial Safety Pressure (CISF) and hinted that additional investigations to find out if anybody assisted him within the crime are underway.

The assailant employed an auto from Santhekatte to Tripti Nagar round 8:30 am on Sunday and abruptly entered Hasina’s home, stabbing 4 individuals with a knife. Aseem, the 12-year-old boy taking part in exterior, rushed inside upon listening to the screams and was additionally attacked. The attacker, who stabbed 5 individuals in simply fifteen minutes, managed to flee. 4 individuals died on the spot, and Hajira (70) suffered severe accidents.

Chowgule’s well being checkup occurred at Ajekaru Main Well being Middle, and he was delivered to Udupi court docket underneath tight safety. The First Further Civil Choose and First Class Judicial Justice of the Peace granted 14 days of police custody for additional investigation, scheduled till November 28.



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