Fingerprint Discovery Casts Shadow on Darshan Thoogudeepa in Renukaswamy Murder Case

The Renukaswamy murder case has taken a dramatic turn with the Karnataka police confirming the presence of fingerprints belonging to Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and his close friend Pavithra Gowda at the crime scene. This revelation deals a significant blow to their claims of innocence in the brutal killing of Renukaswamy, a devoted fan of Darshan.

Investigators allege that Renukaswamy, a 33-year-old resident of Chitradurga, posted derogatory comments about Pavithra Gowda on social media, accusing her of causing friction between Darshan and his wife, Vijayalakshmi. In a shocking turn of events, Darshan, Pavithra, and 15 others now stand accused of abducting Renukaswamy, subjecting him to torture that resulted in his death, and then disposing of his body in a storm drain located in Bengaluru.

The presence of fingerprints belonging to both Darshan and Pavithra at the crime scene significantly strengthens the prosecution’s case against them. Police have also confiscated potentially crucial evidence from the residences of the accused, including clothing and footwear allegedly worn by Darshan on the day of the murder. Furthermore, the investigation suggests that four individuals who initially confessed to the crime were allegedly offered a sum of Rs 20 lakh to take the blame and shield Darshan’s involvement.

Darshan and Pavithra remain in judicial custody as the case unfolds. Their bail requests are pending in court. The incident has triggered outrage throughout Karnataka, with many demanding a permanent ban on the actor. Darshan’s wife, Vijayalakshmi, has felt compelled to issue a public clarification to the police, stating that media reports wrongly identified Pavithra Gowda as Darshan’s wife.

The Renukaswamy murder case serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers associated with celebrity worship and the grave consequences that can arise from exceeding boundaries in the digital age. Law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation, and all parties involved are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.