Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (EP)
Kasargod, Apr 18: Bekal police have arrested a Bagalkot resident relating to the murder of a Karnataka-origin daily wage worker.
The arrested accused has been identified as Bagalkot resident Umesh Gowda (37).
Though the deceased was a native of Karnataka, his identity has not been ascertained yet. As his name and address is unknown, his body has been kept in Kannur Medical College hospital morgue after post-mortem.
The deceased worked in Kotikulam vicinity for some time and used to spend his nights at railway platforms or bus stands. A fight between Umesh Gowda and the worker on April 14 had ended in the murder of the worker.
Both of them had reached Kotikulam from Kasargod that night and consumed liquor in the premises of a shop. A fight erupted between them, during which Umesh Gowda allegedly strangled the victim to death.
The body was found near Kotikulam mosque in the shop veranda on the morning of April 15. The nearby CCTV camera had captured video of a person pulling a sack after shoving a body inside. The police conducted investigations on the basis of this evidence and arrested the accused.
Umesh Gowda had come to Kotikulam looking for a job. He used to sleep on the shop veranda after his daily wage work. This way the two men came to know each other.