Four more arrested in Bantwal-based ganja peddler murder case

Daijiworld Media Network – Chikkamagaluru

Chikkamagaluru, Jul 11: Police arrested four more in connection to the murder case of a youth, whose mortal remains were thrown near tourist spot Devaramane. The number of arrests in the case has gone up to six.

The arrested are identified as Dawood Aamir (25) and Afridi (23) from Bantwal, Abdul Raheej (23) and Mohammad Irshad.

Police had earlier arrested Rizwan and Zainullah, natives of Bantwal in connection with the murder of Mohammed Sawad, also a native of Bantwal taluk.

It has come to light during the preliminary investigation of police that his murder is the result of ganja dealing. It is learnt that the Sawad was murdered in Bengre of Padubidri and his body was found at Devaramane.

When Sawad's family members of Bantwal identified the body as that of Sawad police got wind of Sawad's drug peddling activities. The murder had taken place due to some altercations in the trade between the members.

The accused had also given a statement on throwing Sawad's mortal remains in Devaramane.

The investigation was carried out under the leadership of Mudigere Circle Inspector Somegowda and Banakal SI Janjuraj Mahajan and their team who arrested the accused from various locations of Dakshina Kannada district on Monday. The accused have been produced before a court for a trial while further investigations are underway as the accused are in police custody.







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