Arrest Made in Karnataka Woman Officer's Murder; Suspect Was Upset Over Termination
Arrest Made in Karnataka Woman Officer's Murder; Suspect Was Upset Over Termination

Bangalore: The Bengaluru Police detained a suspect on Monday in connection with the murder of senior government officer KS Pratima. According to the police, the suspect, Kiran, who was a contract employee with the Karnataka government, had been dismissed from service by Pratima. It is believed that this dismissal led to his alleged murder of the officer at her residence in Bengaluru.

Following the incident, the suspect fled to the Chamrajnagar district in the state, where he was arrested on Monday, according to the police. Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayanand confirmed the arrest and stated, "One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the Pratima murder case. The operation was led by DCP South (Bengaluru), and the accused was detained near the Male Mahadeshwara Hills. He (the accused) was working as a driver and was removed from work probably 7 to 10 days back."

"We have learned that he was a contract employee and was terminated a few days ago...," Dayanand added.

Pratima was highly regarded by her family, who described her as a dynamic and brave woman. She had earned a great reputation in her department for her dedication to her work. One of her family members stated, "She was a very dynamic and very brave lady. Be it raids or any action, she earned a great reputation in the department. She recently raided a few places. She didn’t make any enemies."

"According to the new rules, she did her work and earned a great name,” he added.

KS Pratima, a 37-year-old Deputy Director in the Mines and Geology Department of Karnataka, was tragically stabbed to death at her residence in Bengaluru on Sunday, November 5. Pratima, who held an MSc degree from Shivamogga, had been working in Bengaluru for the past one-and-a-half years. Prior to her stint in Bengaluru, she had served in Ramanagara.

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