Kolar: Two held for Congress chief’s killing shot in leg by cops

Two of the three males arrested in reference to the homicide of Congress chief M Srinivas — an in depth affiliate of Karnataka house minister G Parameshwara — have been shot within the legs after they allegedly tried to assault police personnel in an try to flee in Kolar district, cops mentioned.

Police mentioned the incident came about on Tuesday when a police group went to arrest the accused. (HT Archives)

Police mentioned the incident came about on Tuesday when a police group went to arrest the accused. “Police personnel fired in self-defence,” a senior officer mentioned, declining to be named.

The 2 accused — Venugopal and Muneendra — have been shot within the legs whereas one other accused Santhosh sustained accidents whereas attempting to flee within the Laxmisagar forest space. The three have been being introduced by a group led by police inspector Venkatesh after their arrest.

Inspector Venkatesh, cops Manjunath and Nagesh additionally sustained accidents throughout the assault. The injured accused are being handled at Kolar district hospital, the officer mentioned.

“On Tuesday, the police recognized all of the six accused, who had hacked Srinivas to demise close to Hogalagere highway within the outskirts of Srinivaspur close to Kolar,” Kolar police mentioned, including although Srinivas was rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his accidents.

Srinivas was one of many distinguished Dalit leaders of the district.

In response to the police, all accused belong to the Dalit group. “The accused, recognized as Venugopal, Munendra, Santhosh, Nagendra, Harshit and Arun Kumar, are aged between 22 to 35 years,” the officer cited above mentioned.

“The prime accused within the case has a tattoo of former [assembly] speaker Ramesh Kumar on his chest,” Kolar superintendent of police (SP) M Narayana instructed HT.

He mentioned the prime accused had a grudge in opposition to the deceased for the reason that final seven years resulting from private causes and hatched a plan to kill the chief and carried out assault along with his pals.

“We’ve got registered a case in opposition to all of the accused beneath sections 302 (homicide) and 120 B (felony conspiracy to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” the SP mentioned.

The funeral of Srinivas was held at his farm home in Srinivaspura taluk on Tuesday. 1000’s of individuals attended the funeral and paid their final respects, together with former railway minister KH Muniyappa, and former meeting speaker Ramesh Kumar amongst others.

In response to the police, Srinivas had gone to examine the under-construction constructing website in Mulabagilu highway on outskirts of Srinivasapura taluk centre. The accused, who adopted him for 2 days earlier than the crime, attacked him whereas he was sitting beneath a tree on the development website, police mentioned.

The six accused, who arrived on the spot, attacked Srinivas with machetes and different weapons. Srinivas sustained extreme harm on his head and died on Monday.

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