Man accidentally shot dead during wild boar hunt – four men arrested. 

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Bantwal, December 4: The police arrested four persons in connection to the incident in which a person was accidentally shot dead on Tuesday night, believing that the sounds made by him was that of a wild boar while a team had been on hunting wild boar.

The deceased is Budda Naik (57) alias Muddanna from Dambe in Punacha village in the taluk. Budda Naik was a jeep driver by profession.

The arrested accused are Satish Gowda (35), Chidananda Gowda (30), Sundar Gowda (32), and owner of the gun, Venkappa Gowda (49). Police produced them in the court here on Thursday December 3rd.  The accused have been remanded to judicial custody till December 17th.

It is alleged that, Budda Naik along with his team comprising of the above four accused had been to hunt wild boar in a private land belonging to a farmer at Natti on Punacha – Toranakatte Road. It is said that the gun, which was in the hand of Satish Gowda, accidentally fired and injured forehead of Budda.

It is said, the hunting team had conveyed information about the incident over phone to Shashidhar, son of the deceased, and had asked him to come to Punacha town. They then brought the body to the home of deceased, and escaped later.

After a complaint was filed, special teams were formed under the direction of Puttur Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Rishvanth. A team led by Vittal police sub-inspector, Prakash Devadiga, arrested the accused from Mani Junction on the night of Wednesday.

Under the directions of District Superintendent of Police, Dr SD Sharanappa and Additional Superintendent of Police, Vincent Shantakumar and guided by ASP Rishvanth; investigations are going on.

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