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BBM student Sushma gives Rs 5L supari to kill ex-lover Manjunath, but kills his friend

BBM student Sushma gives Rs 5L supari to kill ex-lover Manjunath, but kills his friend
Jun 9, 2012
BANGALORE: A first-year BBM student has been arrested for giving a Rs 5-lakh supari to three men to kill her estranged lover and his close friend. The contract went awry when the ex-boyfriend escaped from their clutches. Infuriated, the contract killers beat his friend to death.
Sushma S (22), a student of Malleswaram's MES College, kidnapped her driver-turned-boyfriend, Manjunath Ningellappa, and his friend Ali Hussain before delivering them to the contract killers — all of whom have been arrested. Sushma was arrested from Vellore, her native place. Her schoolmate Ajai Kumar alias Jackie ( 20), who negotiated the supari, has been picked up too.

Sushma was furious with Manjunath because he had been blackmailing her.

Daughter of J Srinivasan, a Vellore landlord, Sushma stayed at Jalahalli with her mother and younger brother and sister. Sushma's father had gifted her a Bolero after she cleared her II PUC exam with a second class.

Srinivasan hired 25-year-old Manjunath, also of Jalahalli to drive his daughter around. The couple got close and eloped thrice last year. Posing as newlyweds, they stayed in hotels in New Delhi, Goa and Mangalore.

Of late, Sushma had begun to distance herself from Manjunath. A frustrated Manjunath blackmailed her, saying he would make public photos showing them in compromising positions.

Suspecting her fidelity, Manjunath asked Ali Hussain, 24, to keep an eye on her and report to him on a daily basis.

"This irked Sushma, who got in touch with her schoolmate Ajai, a resident of Indiranagar near Basaveshwaranagar," said DCP (North) HS Revanna.

"Ajai contacted Deepak (19), Lakshman alias Byat (20) and Abhishek (19) - all Basaveshwaranagar residents with a criminal past," police said. Deepak told Ajai they were ready to kill the two men for Rs 5 lakh. Sushma and the four men then allegedly decided to eliminate both Manjunath and Hussain.

On May 11, Sushma called Manjunath near HMT Auditorium in Jalahalli. Manjunath got into her Bolero around 9 pm. "A little later, the four assailants boarded the jeep and got Manjunath to call Hussain there," police said. Suspecting something amiss, Manjunath jumped out of the moving jeep on Outer Ring Road and escaped. "The four men then strangulated and beat Hussain to death inside the jeep as Sushma looked on. They dumped the body near Doddaballapur the same night."

After killing Hussain, Sushma and the four men returned to Bangalore. Sushma then headed to Vellore, where she had been living with Rasan Kumar, one of her lovers. Manjunath got in touch with police two days later and lodged a complaint. Police traced Hussain's body before zeroing in on the culprits.

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