Shivamogga Murder Case: All Accused Identified, Say Police; Six Arrested
Harsha was stabbed to death on Sunday night at Bharathi Nagar in the city allegedly by a group of men, who had arrived in a car. Police suspect the involvement of seven people in the murder.
Karnataka Police has arrested 6-person and taken twelve people into custody for questioning over the murder of 26-year-old Harsha, who was stabbed on Sunday night by a group that came in a car. “Total 6 arrested, 12 being questioned in connection with Bajrang Dal worker Harsha murder case,” SP Laxmi Prasad, Shivamogga, said. Harsha was stabbed to death on Sunday night at Bharathi Nagar in the city allegedly by a group of men, who had arrived in a car. Police suspect the involvement of seven people in the murder.
“Section 144 extended by two more 2 days, till Friday morning. Schools will be shut for another 2 days. Next course of action to be decided based on the situation,” Dr. Selvamani R, Deputy Commissioner, Shivamogga district further informed.
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Three police teams were formed to track the others murderers who are at large Following the incident, the city witnessed violence, arson, stone-pelting and damage to the properties during the funeral procession on Monday that left at least three persons, including a photojournalist and a policewoman, injured. Several two-wheelers were either damaged or torched.
Police tried to bring the situation under control by firing in the air and lathi charge to disperse the crowd and made way for the funeral procession to move further and the final rites to take place.
Police personnel have been deployed at every nook and corner of the city. The district authorities have appealed to the people to maintain peace and calm. A few BJP leaders including Karnataka Minister K S Eshwarappa and Union Minister of state Shobha Karandlaje claimed a conspiracy behind Harsha’s murder, and demanded NIA probe into it.
Eshwarappa, who is from the district alleged that “Musalman goondas” are behind Harsha’s murder.
BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) B L Santosh alleged that Harsha was killed by jihadi fundamentalists for his opposition to Hijab at educational institutions.
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