Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (DV)
Bantwal, Oct 1: The high court has granted bail to two accused individuals allegedly connected to the murder of a youth from Bantwal, whose body was discovered dumped on a hillock in Devaramane, Mudigere Taluk.
The police had previously arrested Rizwan and Zainullah, both from Bantwal, and a total of six suspects were apprehended in relation to the case and presented before the court.
The unidentified body of a youth in an advanced state of decomposition was found on the side of a hillock in Devaramane. A Bantwal family identified the body and claimed it as their son.
Allegedly, the victim Sawad was involved in narcotics, and police suspect he was associated with the drug trade. Police officials claim that a dispute related to the Ganja business ultimately led to Saawad's murder. The accused reportedly confessed to the murder, stating that they killed Saawad in Bengre, Padubidri, in Dakshina Kannada, and then disposed of his remains on the hillock in Devaramane, Mudigere.
Police Circle Inspector Somegowda, Sub-Inspector Janjuraj Mahajan of Bankal, and their investigative team apprehended the accused from various locations in Dakshina Kannada and presented them in court.
Previously, the High Court had ordered conditional bail for the other two accused, Afrid and Irshad.
Asif Baikadi and Mohammed Asgar Mudipu from Lex Juris Law Chamber defended the accused in court.