Priyanka Gupta was a sitting duck for Satish Kumar's psycho games!
TNN, Aug 16, 2010
BANGALORE: Based on their interrogation of Sathish Gupta, the accused in the Priyanka murder case, investigating officials have reconstructed a scenario.
Here is their version:
When Sathish asked his wife Priyanka to sit in the chair and blindfolded her, she did not resist. Even when he tied her hands, she was not shocked or surprised.
Because all along, he had promised to surprise her with something special. All she thought of was getting a big gift - a diamond necklace around her neck. For over a month, Sathish had prepared her for such surprises by showering gifts on her.
Instead of clasping a diamond necklace around her neck, he blindfolded her and strangled her before slitting her throat.
According to investigating officers, Sathish had planned the murder for over six months. In the past three months, he made many small preparations. He went to the Sunday bazaar and bought a second-hand jacket, rope and kitchen knife.
On August 1, he got a collage done with 50 of her favourite photos. Before showing it to her, Sathish made Priyanka sit on the same chair, blindfolded her and tied her hands. He mounted the collage on the drawing room wall and slowly removed the cloth from around her eyes.
On that day, he promised that she would have a bigger surprise a week later. When she insisted on knowing what it was, all he said was that it had something to do with her neck!
Priyanka had jumped with joy, saying she knew he was buying her a diamond necklace and Sathish had smiled in assent.
On Tuesday morning, he woke Priyanka and made her sit on the same chair. Then, he tied her hands and placed a mirror in front of her and blindfolded her again. Unable to control her curiosity, Priyanka urged him to finish it quickly. Sathish strangled her with the nylon rope, holding the rope tight till the colour of her face changed. When he removed the rope, Priyanka was struggling for breath. He then slit her throat.
Sathish also had his own tale to tell the investigating officers. He had a sister Madhu, alias Shubha, who had accidentally fallen into a sump 10 years ago. She had broken her spinal cord and was bedridden. When Sathish married Priyanka, Madhu was still alive, but died seven months later. Sathish told the police that Priyanka did not look after his sister even for a single day.
Meanwhile, Priyanka wanted to move out of the house and threatened Sathish with a dowry harassment case, as her parents had given them dowry during the wedding. Then, he purchased a site in the same area and wanted to construct a house. Priyanka insisted that only the two of them should live there and his parents were not to move in. If they did, she would divorce him.
This enraged Sathish, who seriously started thinking of eliminating her, police sources added.