Daijiworld Media Network – Sullia (MS)
Sullia, Sep 28: The murder case of Prof A S Ramakrishna, administrative officer (AO) of KVG polytechnic that occurred 12 years ago has taken a prominent turn.
The high court overturned the verdict of subordinate court of acquitting the six accused in the case. It pronounced them as guilt of the offence.
Fifth additional civil and sessions court of Puttur had acquitted seven accused including Dr Renuka Prasad in the case.
The high court pronounced Dr Renuka Prasad, Manoj Rai, H R Nagesh, Vamana Poojary, Sharan Poojary and Shankara as guilty in the murder and plan to murder deceased A S Ramakrishna. However, the high court upheld the subordinate court order of acquitting seventh accused H U Nagesh Kumar. The high court also said that it will hold inquiry with regards to the quantum of punishment on October 5.
Prof A S Ramakrishna
Kurunji Vekatramana Gowda is the founder of KVG Academy of liberal education society. Due to aging and ill health, he had divided the responsibility of managing the educational institution between his elder son K V Chidananda and younger son Renuka Prasad. However, his one more son A S Ramakrishna was working as principal of KVG polytechnic.
Accused Renuka Prasad assumed that the division was done by his father on the suggestion of Ramakrishna. He also thought that in 2009, Ramakrishna was looking after the KVG medical college business on behalf of Chidananda and gave contract for his killing.
Ramakrishna was hacked to death at around 7.45 am on April 28, 2011 as he was walking on Srikrishna Ayurvedic Therapy Clinic road. A case was filed in Sullia police station in this regard.