Indore BJP leader and sons kill woman, bury dog to mislead probe, “Drishyam” movie inspired the crime

Indore – Five murder accused, including a BJP leader, and his three sons were arrested on Saturday in Indore for allegedly killing a 22-year-old woman two years ago, and buried dog to mislead investigation. They were inspired by the movie “Drishyam” to carry out the plot.

BJP leader Jagdish Karotiya alias Kallu Pahlwan (65), his three sons Ajay (36), Vijay (38), Vinay (31) and their associate Neelesh Kashyap (28) were the prime suspects.

Police said Karotiya was having an affair with the woman. She insisted on staying with him despite disapproval from his family.

“Due to family discord, the BJP leader and his sons plotted to kill the woman. They strangulated her and later burnt her body,” Police told local media.

According to the authorities, the accused had watched the film Drishyam before planning the murder. Inspired by a movie scene, they buried the body of a dog at one place and later they kept spreading rumors that someone had buried a human body.

Police conducted a Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature test, a non-invasive, neuro-psychological technique of interrogation, in which a suspect’s participation in crime is detected by eliciting electrophysiological impulses.

Further investigation is underway, he said.