Renukaswamy murder case: Karnataka police seize car used by Darshan gang to kidnap victim

Police had already recovered items used to hurt the victim

Renukaswamy murder case (File) Police vehicles parked near the crime scene of the Renukaswamy murder case at Pattanagere in Bengaluru | PTI

The Karnataka police on Sunday seized a car allegedly used by actor Darshan and his gang to kidnap Renukaswamy.

According to police, one of the accused Ravi,  had parked the car at a house at Ayyanahalli village in Chitradurga district. Forensic experts reached the spot and collected evidence in connection with the case. Police reportedly interrogated Ravi’s family and seized several articles from the vehicle.

Renukaswamy, who was allegedly tortured and beaten to death by popular Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and his aides, died of haemorrhage and shock, the postmortem report has revealed. A total of 15 wounds were identified on the victim's body during the autopsy, news reports said.

Darshan and a dozen of his men were arrested on Tuesday for the murder of the 33-year-old Renukaswamy, a fan of the actor.

Renukaswamy, a resident of Chitradurga, allegedly commented on the social media account of Pavithra Gowda, a small-time actress, accusing her of creating a rift between the actor and his wife. He also allegedly used "indecent language" and posted offensive messages, according to police sources.

-with PTI inputs.

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