Police arrest three murderers of Dalit leader in Bagalkot

Hubballi: Three gangsters from the Bheema river basin who were allegedly involved in the brutal murder of Dalit leader Kumareshwara Pillai have been arrested. They had also arrested Ravi alias Ravichandra Hebsur and Ashok Nikkam for providing money and vehicles to kill Kumareshwara. Police had arrested Manjya, Rakesh and Syed Ali. Santosh and Satish are lodged in the central prison in Ballari in connection with the murder of Vinay Pillai, the son of Kumareshwara. A country pistol, two lethal weapons, a two-wheeler and a mobile phone have been seized besides debit cards.

Hubballi: Three gangsters from the Bheema river basin who were allegedly involved in the brutal murder of Dalit leader Kumareshwara Pillai have been arrested.

One of them is also a suspect in the attempt to murder of Bhagappa Harijan, a relative of slain gangster Chandappa Harijan, in Vijayapura last year.Hubballi-Dharwad police commissioner M N Nagaraj told reporters here on Monday that Sharanabasava Siddappa Deginal from Gundagi in Sindagi taluk in Vijayapura district, Praveen Kuppanna Booti and Basavaraj Hanumantaraya Kanakambi, both from Afzalpur in Kalaburagi district, were arrested at Gaddanakeri Cross at Bagalkot on Sunday.

A country pistol, two lethal weapons, a two-wheeler and a mobile phone have been seized besides debit cards.

Political rivalry during a corporation election is suspected to be the reason for the murder.“Deginal is wanted in Afzalpur, Sindagi, Hosapete, Kerala and Maharashtra for indulging in kidnap cases.

He is also an accused in murder cases in Jamkhandi and Hosapete.

Source:-https://www.nyoooz.com/news/hubli/1032161/police-arrest-three-murderers-of-dalit-leader-in-bagalkot/

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