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|Full name||Deepak Bhavna|
|Cause of death||Severe head trauma|
|First appeared||Case #55: The Murderer in Mumbai|
Deepak Bhavna (1945-2019) was a suspect in the murder investigations of yogini Amita Korrapati in The Murderer in Mumbai (Case #55 of Explore the World) and messenger Sami Padma in Shoot the Messenger (Case #57 of Explore the World). He was later found murdered in Merciless (Case #58 of Explore the World). When he was younger, he was the killer of teamroom owner Norma Cantwell in A Line in the Sand (Case #28 of The Syndicate).
Events of Criminal Case
Killer and Motives
The killer would turn out to be Bhutanese King Neten Pandita.
Neten initially refused to confess and laughed at the pair, telling them they'd forgotten who he was. Riya continued to present the evidence and soon Neten cracked under pressure, admitting that he killed Deepak to terminate a problem. Neten told them that Deepak's teachings were riling people against him, saying that Deepak was trying to spark a revolution against the monarchy. Seeing Deepak as a threat to his power, Neten went to the monastery under the cover of night and pounced on Deepak, stepping on his throat with his boot to pin him down. Neten then grabbed a prayer wheel that was nearby and relentlessly bashed Deepak's head in, not stopping until Deepak's blood stained the ground. Disgusted by Neten's remorseless, they went to arrest him, only for his guards to stop them. The guards then demanded the GPA step down, giving Neten time to escape. Neten would then later be found murdered in his courtyard by an accomplice of the Gilded Ghoul.