Bengaluru police have arrested a driver, Kiran, for the murder of Karnataka government officer Prathima KS. Kiran was fired from his job as Prathima’s driver seven to ten days ago, and he confessed to killing her because of it. He fled to Chamarajanagar, which is around 200 km from Bengaluru, but was eventually apprehended.
Prathima, 45, was a geologist with the state’s Mines and Geology Department. She was stabbed to death at her home in Doddakallasandra, Bengaluru, on Saturday evening. Her husband and son were in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, which is 300 km from Bengaluru.
Preliminary investigations reveal that Prathima was in office till 6 pm on Saturday, after which she was dropped at her home by the new driver. The murder is believed to have taken place between 8 pm Saturday and 8 am Sunday.
Prathima was known as a hardworking and brave officer. She had recently raided a few illegal mining operations.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has vowed justice for Prathima’s murder.