Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (MS)
Puttur, Nov 7: A gang of miscreants killed a youth late night on Monday November 6 at Nehru Nagar on the outskirts of the town here.
The deceased is identified as Akshay Kallega, who was the leader of the renowned tiger dance team of Tigers Kallega.
Akshay was the resident of Vivekananda college vicinity. He is survived by parents and two brothers. He was leading Kallega Tigers team for the past six years. The team had become very popular recently in Puttur and also bagged several prizes in tiger dance competitions.
It is said that few hours before the murder, a verbal duel took place between Akshay and the gang which killed him. As the continuation of the feud he was called to Nehru Nagar. When Akshay reached Nehru Nagar, he was attacked with swords and killed at around 11.30 pm.
Akshay was chased with swords near Canara Bank ATM on Nehru Nagar-Vivekananda College road. Akshay ran for life till Mani-Mysuru highway. He was cornered and killed near a bush. Blood stains were found from one end of Mysuru highway to the other.
Akshay’s mortal remains were found near the bushes on the opposite side of the road that leads to Vivekananda College. Police sources said that the team of killers had three members. It is learnt that Manish and Chethu, two among the three killers have surrendered to the police.
It is said that a verbal duel ensued between Akshay and the rival gang over a vehicle accident in the evening. It is said that the trio called Akshay to discuss the loss incurred in the accident and killed him. There are rumours that the murder took place for a matter of just Rs 2000.
As per complaint filed at the police station filed by Vikhyat, Akshay’s friend, there were heated arguments over phone between Akshay and accused Manish and Chetan regarding the accident that occurred at Nehru Nagar in the night on November 6.
As the case progressed, after sometime, when Vikhyat was standing with his friend Akshay near the ATM at Puttur Nehru Nagar, the accused Chetan, Manish, Manja and Keshava who arrived by car objected to the telephone conversation that transpired with Akshay, hurled expletives and assaulted him with two swords. Vikhyat ran and escaped from them. But Chetan, Manish, Manja and Keshava hacked Akshay to death. A case under registration No. 106/2023 under IPC sections 341, 504, 506, 307, 302 together with section 34 is registered at Puttur town police station in this connection and is under investigation.