Melkar murder case: One arrested after police open fire


Team Udayavani, Oct 24, 2020, 8:21 AM IST

Bantwal: The Bantwal police on Saturday arrested a person in connection with the murder of a rowdy-sheeter near Melkar.

The arrested is identified as Khaleel.

The police on Saturday after learning about the accused’s whereabout carried on an operation to nab them.

During the operation, the SI Avinash open fired at Khaleel and arrested him while two other accused managed to escape. The arrested is currently undergoing treatment at Wenlock hospital.

A man brutally attacked with lethal objects in broad daylight, killing the seriously injured man soon was reported from Guddeyangadi at Melkar near here on October 23.

The deceased has been identified as Chenna Farooq, a resident of Kaladka. It was reported that he was a rowdy-sheeter and might have been murdered by someone he knows.

The recent stabbing of Farooq’s friend has also been attributed to Farooq’s murder.

The perpetrators arrived in a car in the evening and attacked Farooq. A seriously injured Farooq was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

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