Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe arrested along with boyfriend Niyazahemed Katigar for her brother's murder; mutilated body dumped across Hubballi


Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe has been arrested by the Hubballi Rural police in connection with her brother Rakesh Katwe's murder. Rakesh's decapitated head was found in the Devaragudihal forest area and the remaining parts of his mutilated body were dumped across Gadag Road and other different parts of Hubballi, as per a report in a leading daily. 

Acting on the case, Dharwad district police formed some teams, which arrested four suspects - Niyazahemed Katigar (21), Tousif Channapur (21), Altaf Mulla (24), and Aman Giraniwale (19) - from the city. Later, the police nabbed three other suspects. While investigating, the police learnt that the murder was linked to the victim’s own sister, Shanaya’s love affair. Shanaya, who is a model and film actor, was in love with accused Niyazahemed Katigar, which was opposed by Rakesh. Therefore, Katigar allegedly plotted to kill him.

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On April 9, Shanaya visited Hubballi to promote an upcoming film. On the same day, the murder took place in their house. Rakesh was strangled to death. A day later, Katigar and his friends chopped the body and dumped the pieces across various places in and around the city.

Following the investigation of the gruesome murder, Shanaya was arrested on Thursday and sent to judicial custody. 

(Source: Indian Express)