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Motive behind attack on RTI activist appears financial, familial, say police


Team Udayavani, Jul 16, 2021, 5:36 PM IST

Ramnagar: Police investigating the attack on an RTI activist at Tavarkere off Magadi Road near here have stated that the motive behind the attack appears to be a financial dispute among relatives.

Venkatesh (43), was attacked on Thursday by motorbike-borne assailants near his farm and was initially assumed to be a revenge attack for his activism against corruption.

The police also reported that Venkatesh had an extra-marital affair which could also be the motive behind the attack.

The police further said that they have gathered leads and will be making few arrests soon.

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