Mangaluru: Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil said in a press conference that a couple was arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Shrimathi Shetty (35), a resident of Amar Alva Road in Mangaluru.

The arrested have been identified as Jonas Julian Samdan and his wife Victoria Mathias, both residents of Attavara.

According to the police, Shrimati was murdered following a financial matter. "When our team went to arrest the accused, she attempted to commit suicide. Samdan has been arrested for assisting his wife in committing the crime," the commissioner informed.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Sandeep Patil informed that Shrimati Shetty's legs were found near a park in Kadri.   

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Mangaluru: In another case of suspected Dengue, a 19-year old student died on Friday taking the toll of Dengue in Dakshina Kannada District to 11.

The deceased has been identified as Madhushri, a student of private college in Mangaluru.

Madhushri was admitted to a private hospital in the city due to suspected Dengue fever and was discharged just three days back.

She was again rushed to hospital on Thursday late night when she complained of chest pain. However, she passed away on Thursday after not responding to the treatment.

Health officials have denied Dengue to be the cause of her death and added that she was cured of Dengue while being discharged from the hospital.

The officials further added that she had developed lungs infection which caused her death.