Udupi, September 12: In front of Halima Sabju auditorium at Udyavar here on Thursday September 11th around 7.30p.m; a man was found hacked to death a few feet away from his car. The victim is identified as rowdy sheeter Pitty Nagesh(38).
It was suspected that some persons waylaid the victim’s car when he was driving from Udyavar to Udupi town and hacked him to death before fleeing the place.
The locals revealed that they saw two or three persons having a heating argument with the victim and when it seemed to go out of hand, they hurried to a nearby auto rickshaw stand to seek help. However, by the time the locals and the auto rickshaw drivers came to the spot, the attackers had fled, leaving the victim in a pool of blood.
SPof Udupi Mr Rajendra Prasad, Dy-SP Mr Santosh Kumar and personnel of Kaup police station arrived at the spot and inspected.
The body was taken to Ajjarkad hospital for post-mortem.
A curfew had been imposed in Udupi to catch hold of the attackers.
Due to the brisk and smart action of the Udupi DCIB police; they are successful in arresting five persons in connection to this murder of rowdy.
The arrested are namely Korankarapady Vishwanath, Guruprasad Alveoor, Munna, Santosh from Nandagokula and Zakir Kukkikatte.
Among these accused, Munna is said to be the aid of Pitty Nagesh, turned against him. During their previous attacks, Guruprasad Alevoor, Santosh and others had attempted to murder Nagesh.
Later, Pitty Nagesh was confined to his house due to his ill-health. It is gathered that on Thursday evening, Munna visited him and took him out in a car to a pub in Katapady and ensuring that Nagesh was sufficiently intoxicated, moved with him in the car towards Udupi.
As planned by the gangsters, the car was way-laid at Udyavar and Nagesh was brutally attacked and murdered. Later, Munna fled away with the other accused in their blue Maruti 800 car.
Initially, the Cops took Guruprasad into custody and then the others were arrested on the basis of the details revealed by him. Additional information is expected to be transparent on further investigation.