Madhya Pradesh, Indore: We know how much importance movies play in our lives but no one knows in what way people will take them. In a murder plot inspired by the 2015 Bollywood film “Drishyam” starring Ajay Devgn, five persons, 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.
According to the reports, five men including 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 BJP leader Jagdish 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.”
The police recovered a bracelet and other ornaments from the place where the woman’s body was burnt, following which the five were arrested.
According to the officials, 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. They spread the word that someone had buried a human body in this pit to deliberately misled the investigation.
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.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s family has alleged that Karotiya was given police patronage at the behest of a former BJP MLA.
Further investigation is underway, he said.