Sanjeeva Poojary’s assassin arrested in Moodbidri

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Mangalore, May 2: The police arrested a person at Jainpete in connection with the murder of Sanjeeva Poojary on Thursday May 1.

On Wednesday April 30 Sanjeeva Poojary (70) was found murdered at Nooyi Darkas. He had taken a cow for grazing in the morning, but when he did not return home for lunch, his son-in-law went searching and found him murdered.

Jawahar from Chhattisgarh was arrested by the police on Thursday, he was seen roaming around the town aimlessly, arousing suspicion among the Moodbidri police. It was later learnt that he had attacked Poojary.

Jawahar who had been involved in borewell work from two days seemed to be mentally unstable. He was wandering in the vicinity of Nooyi, near Maroor on Wednesday April 30 and had allegedly entered the house of fisherman Sulaiman. He then reportedly assaulted Sulaiman’s wife Bi Fathima with a rod and fled the crime scene.

After the incident Jawahar went to Nooyi Darkas where he came across Sanjeeva Poojary. It is said that he requested for some water from Sanjeeva’s water bottle. Sanjeeva who was relaxing under a tree, while his cow grazed, refused to provide water, following which an argument aroseand Jawahar brutally assaulted and killed Poojary, it is learnt.

Jawahar was spotted with a bottle of water in his hand, wandering in the surrounding areas of Mahaveera College on Thursday. He was later arrested by the police.

Panambur ACP Ravikumar, Moodbidri circle inspector Vishwanath, SI Ramesh Kumar inspected the crime spot. Further investigations are on.

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