Satish drove the car in which realtor Babu took his wife Hemashree to Ananthpur in Andhra Pradesh on October 9. He was absconding ever since the arrest of Babu on October 10.
During interrogation, Satish is said to have told police that he was not a regular employee of Babu and that on the day of Hemashree’s death, Babu had called him for a trip to Ananthpur.
According to Satish, the actor was semi-conscious when they reached the Banashankari house of Hemashree’s parents. “When I asked Babu about her condition, he told me to mind my business.
We drove towards Reddypally, Ananthpur, and reached a farmhouse of Babu’s friend. Some of the workers in the farmhouse helped us to get Hemashree inside the house. However, we panicked as we came to know she was dead. Babu asked me to leave. Fearing for my life I fled. On watching the news of (Hemashree’s mysterious death), I fled to Goa,” Satish told police.
Babu drove back to Bangalore and admitted Hemashree to Baptist Hospital, Hebbal, where she was declared brought dead. Babu was arrested after her father Nagaraj filed a complaint against him. Babu is remanded in judicial custody till November 3.
The police said Satish feared Babu and his associates posed a threat to his life, as he was the sole witness to the alleged murder and went into hiding. Satish was arrested at the Kempegowda Bus Stand.
The police, however, are awaiting histopathological and forensic reports.
The post mortem report by Victoria Hospital stated that Hemashree died of an overdose of chloroform which was found in her stomach. Senior police officials investigating the case said that no conclusion can be drawn till the forensic report was analysed. -DH News