The reports also suggest that the gruesome incident took place at Shanaya and victim Rakesh’s house in Hubballi when the former had visited the city to promote her film. Shanaya has been rumored to have had a love affair with Niyazahmed Katigar and with Rakesh opposing to the relationship, he was strangled to death by Niyaz and his three other friends at the house; the body was later chopped up and disposed of in several areas of the city. The Dharwad police later managed to nab Niyaz (21) along with the three other suspects – Tousif Channapur (21), Aman Giraniwale (19), and Altaf Mulla (24). Shanaya Katwe too was arrested on Thursday (22nd April) for her alleged involvement in the murder.
A model-turned-actor, Shanaya Katwe made her acting debut in 2018 with the Kannada film ‘Idam Premam Jeevanam‘ and was seen in the recent adult comedy ‘Ondu Ghanteya Kathe’.