The Principal District and Sessions Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing in the Bhaskar Shetty murder case here to July 6.

Shanthi Bai, Principal Public Prosecutor, said that Gulabi Shetty, mother of Bhaskar Shetty, further deposed before the court on Tuesday. She had deposed on Monday too. Since an advocate for the defence retired on Tuesday, the new advocate had sought time and the trial has been adjourned till July 6, she said.

The defence counsel will cross examine Ms. Shetty and S.V. Girish, who was the inspector of Manipal police station when the crime took place, on Tuesday.

Bhaskar Shetty, a NRI businessman, went missing from his house here on July 28, 2016, and his mother lodged a missing complaint on July 29, 2016. The police arrested his wife Rajeshwari, 50, their son Navneet, 20, on the charge of murdering Bhaskar Shetty and destroying evidence, here on August 7, 2016.

The police arrested a priest, Niranjan Bhat, 26, on August 8, 2016, for allegedly helping in disposing of Bhaskar Shetty’s body.

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