Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Home News Arrested Janasri CEO's dealings li...
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 17:17

Arrested Janasri CEO's dealings linked to accountant's ‘accidental death’?

E-mail Print PDF

Bengaluru, Apr 18: the extortion case involving Lakshmiprasad Vajpai (42), the arrested CEO of Kannada news channel Janasri, has taken a new twist with police suspecting foul play in the “accidental death” of the channel’s accountant just a day before Vajpai was caught red-handed.

janashreePolice had arrested Vajpai while taking extortion money on Friday from a Bengaluru-based businessman whom he had threatened to defame through the news channel.

Karthik L (25), a resident of Yeddyurappa Nagar near Yelahanka, had been working for the channel as an accountant since 2013. On April 10, he left the channel’s Koramangala office at 10 pm and telephoned his father, Bhadrappa, to tell him he would reach home by 11 pm.

But he failed to show up even after midnight and his phone remained switched off. It was only by 2 am that his family got to know what happened to him. A person from Baptist Hospital called up Bhadrappa to inform him that his son was hospitalised with serious injuries sustained in a road accident. Karthik succumbed to the injuries on April 13.

Karthik’s family, however, raised suspicion about the circumstances and timing of the accident. They have made a complaint to the police in this regard. Police found during the investigation that Karthik was taken to Baptist Hospital around 1 am by three men. The men did not tell the staff anything except that the young man was found with injuries, and immediately left the hospital.

Police tracked them down. They said they had found Karthik lying injured on the Veerannapalya flyover around 12.30 am. They called an ambulance service but found no response. They then decided to take him to hospital in their own vehicle.

Police are investigating whether the two incidents — Karthik’s “accident” and Vajpai’s dealings — were connected. “We are awaiting the post-mortem report and trying to ascertain if Karthik’s death has any links with Vajpai’s extortion cases,” a senior police officer said.


Add comment

1. reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
2. is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
3. Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
4. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid rejection.

Security code
Refresh (click the refresh link if image is not clear)

In the News


Mangaluru, Jul 28: Authorities of Mangaluru International Airport have finally addressed ...


Hubballi, Jul 27: After hearing the news of the demise of former chief minister N Dharam ...


New Delhi, Jul 27: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of ...


Bengaluru, Jul 27: Former Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh died of a massive heart ...


Mangaluru, Jul 27: Three youngsters have been arrested by Mangaluru City Police in ...

[2 Comments] Read

Bengaluru, Jul 27: A top police officer, who came out with a controversial report on ...


Mangaluru, Jul 27: Hindus across coastal Karnataka on Thursday celebrated Nagara ...


Belagavi, Jul 27: Endorsing the idea of independent religious status for ...

[2 Comments] Read

Bengaluru, Jul 27: Admitting that chief minister Siddaramaiah has dropped hints about ...


Mangaluru, Jul 27: The ambitious 437-km Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) pipeline ...


Bengaluru, Jul 26: Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George has now filed a criminal ...

[1 Comment] Read

Mangaluru, Jul 26: A local court has granted bail to all accused in connection with the ...


Mangaluru, Jul 26: Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Wednesday took a dig at media for ...


Mangaluru, Jul 26: Nearly one and a half dozen Ayurvedic therapy centres in Mangaluru ...


Mangaluru, Jul 26: The Dakshina Kannada district unit of Aam Aadmi Party has decided to ...

[1 Comment] Read