Mangaluru: 2 held for Kerala man’s murder


MANGALURU: The district crime intelligence bureau () on Thursday nabbed two from Kerala on charges of murdering a man, whose body was found in a stream in Uppinangadi a few days ago.

Police have identified the accused as Aurangazeb, 37, a resident of Ernakulam, and Mohammed Shamnaz, 23, a resident of Palakkad. Police said the two accused have confessed to committing the murder. They suspect the murder took place in connection with a woman.

The district police had on September 3 recovered a body with injury marks from a stream in Kuppetti. The victim was later identified as Unnikrishnan, a resident of Arekkipadi in Ernakulam, Kerala. As Unnikrishnan’s nephew suspected it to be a murder, a case under various sections of the IPC, including Section 302 (murder) had been registered at the Uppinangadi police station.

Dakshina Kannada district superintendent of police B R Ravikanthegowda had formed special squads to investigate the case.

A DCIB team, led by inspector Sunil Y Naik, nabbed the two accused from Kasargod on Thursday. Police said of the two, Aurangazed is a history-sheeter and is already facing cases of attempt to murder, dacoity and being in illegal possession of arms in various police stations across Kerala.

Police said both the accused belonged to an infamous gang. The hunt for the other accused is on. An SUV used in the murder has been seized. The SP has announced reward for the team that cracked the case.
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