Couple arrested for murdering woman in Mangaluru

Victoria (L) & Johanas (R), the accused in the case.

Mangaluru City police on Tuesday arrested a couple in connection with the murder of Srimathi Shetty. On Sunday, the mutilated body parts of Srimathy Shetty were found in gunny bags scattered across the city

The accused are Johnas Julin Samson (36) and his wife Victoria Mathais (46), natives of Attavar and residents of Souterpet, Valencia, Mangaluru.
Johnas had carried out the act in a fit of rage. He was running a fast food shop in a Nandigudda. As the business was not doing well, he had borrowed a sum of around a lakh from Srimathi Shetty. When Shrimathi Shetty went to his house to recover the dues, amounting to Rs 60,000, on Saturday morning, Johnas attacked her with a lethal weapon and murdered her. 

The body was kept in the house the entire day. It was then mutilated and disposed off on NH66 and Nandigudda in Mangaluru city. A case was registered at Kadri (East) Police station.

The commissionerate had formed a 30-member-team for investigation and nabbed the accused on Tuesday.

When being held, Johnas made a futile attempt to commit suicide. However, he was nabbed and has been admitted to a hospital. 

The two-wheeler, which was used to transport the mutilated body parts, eight golden rings and a golden chain belonging to Shrimathi Shetty have been seized from the accused.

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