Dead body found near Veeresh cinema hall

City Crime

The police suspect that Umesh was drunk and slipped through the narrow stairs and hit his head. 

Splashes of blood were all over the cemented floor.  The shutter of a nearby shop still had bloodstains on it. Umesh S Naidu (31), an auto driver was found dead near Veeresh cinema hall with half his half completely smashed against the floor with blood gushing out of his head and face. His body has been sent for a medical test to verify if his death was homicidal or accidental.

Sub-inspector of police at Govindarajanagara Police Station said they found his body today morning. They aren’t sure yet whether this is a homicidal or accidental death. He added that Umesh was attending a wedding. A few witnesses who saw him said that he might have been drunk.    

Vinod, Umesh’s elder brother said that he went out yesterday night around 8:30 p.m. and after that, they didn’t know his whereabouts. They got a call from the Govindarajanagara police station in the morning saying his body was found near the cinema hall. “Umesh used to drive along with his father and we are not sure if somebody hit him or if it was accidental. We are waiting for police to find the reason behind his death,” Vinod added.

 The police further said, “The body has been sent for medical tests. But as per our observation, the stairs where Umesh’s dead body was found were narrow and steep, and due to intoxication he might have slipped and hit his head.”

“Umesh was mentally disabled and he was undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS),     ” another inspector said. They expect to receive his medical test reports by today evening. He added that the Police are expecting to receive the medical reports by today evening.

Vinod said that his brother was undergoing treatment at NIMHANS a year ago and not in the recent past. A General Diary (GD) has been filed so far since without proper investigation the case cannot be registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) or any other section, he added.

Vinod said, “No FIR has been lodged. Until the police investigate this case, it cannot be registered under any IPC.”