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Udupi ZP member, 4 others, held in twin murder case


Udupi: Police on Friday arrested Udupi zilla panchayat member from Kota, Raghavendra Kanchan, 38, and four others when it comes to a dual murder case. With this, the collection of arrested within the case has larger to six. An argument over the development of a leach pit resulted in the murder of Bharath,30, and Yathish,25, who had been murdered at Cikkanakere, Mannur village in Kota in Udupi district on January 26, and the case was registered at Kota police station.
“Raghavendra Kanchan was arrested on Thursday, according to phone calls he made to the accused sooner than the murder on January 23 and after the murder at the night time of January 26. During the inquiry, his involvement within the murder was proved,” said, Udupi superintendent of police, Laxman B Nimbargi.

The prime accused within the case, Rajashekhar Reddy, 44, of Manur village and G Ravi alias Medical Ravi, 42, had been arrested in Madikeri on February 7. Based at the data given via them, Harish Reddy, 40, the brother of Rajashekhar Reddy, Mahesh Ganiga,38, and Ravi alias Ravichandra Poojary, 28, had been arrested early Friday morning. All six accused have been produced sooner than the Kundapur court at the identical day, and have been remanded to police custody till February 15.

Laxman Nimbargi said, “More persons are anticipated to be concerned within the case and an investigation is on in this regard. The allegations of involvement of the District Armed Reserve Police Force personnel in this case is false. No clue has been discovered but to end up their involvement within the case.”

Reddy brothers had been rowdy-sheeters

Rajashekhar Reddy’s father had migrated from Tumakuru district to Kundapur to get entangled within the fish industry right here, nearly 50 years ago. He later were given married and settled in Manur. His sons Rajashekhar Reddy, Chandrashekhar Reddy and Harish Reddy also lived right here.


Rajashekhar Reddy and Harish Reddy had been rowdy-sheeters who had been fascinated with real estate and finance. A complete of seven cases have been registered against Harish Reddy since 2001 till date. It also comprises one murder case within the Udupi Town police station limits in 2005. From 1993 to 2000, there were nine cases registered against Rajashekhar Reddy.


Accused participated in protest and visited morgue


Raghavendra Kanchan, after the murders of Bharath and Yathish on January 27, visited the morgue at Manipal and consoled the friends and family of the deceased. He also participated within the protest held at the Kundapur National Highway on February 3, difficult the instant arrest of the accused.




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