Times of India. Friday November 18, 2011
The trail of unsolved murder cases has led the Central Crime Branch of Bangalore police to crack the case of a six-year old murder committed in Kolar. The victim is plastic material vendor Pyaarejaan from Kolar.
He was allegedly murdered by mango merchant Syed Ziaull alias Babu, from Noor Nagar in Kolar. This after Pyaarejaan found that Syed had an illicit affair with his wife Haseena. After Pyaarejan tried to blackmail Syed for money, he was stabbed to death in January 2005. He later burnt Pyaarejaan's body in the Tumbakkoppam forests in Andhra Pradesh. Tavanampalli police found Pyaarejaan's charred remains and booked a murder case. The trail went cold as the victim's identity was not detected and the case closed after a couple of years.
Syed settled down with Haseena. Six years later, the past caught him as a few suspects picked up by the CCB sleuths in connection with some old unsolved murders squealed on Pyaarejaan's murder. Syed confessed. He is in an AP jail and Haseena has been picked by Tavanampalli police for questioning", said CCB-DCP Krishnamraju.
How the Cuppa of Love spilled over
Syed was a popular mango merchant in Kolar. Pyaarejaan had taken a loan of Rs three lakhs from Syed for his business. A father of two, Syed often visited Pyaarejaan's residence to have 'special chai'(tea) prepared by Haseena. Pyarejaan started delaying paying installments. Whenever Syed pestered him for money, he would calm him down with an invite for 'special chai'. Haseena claims Pyaarejaan knew of the affair. He threatened to file an adultery case against Syed if the latter did not write off the loan. Police said.