Girl’s parents hired men to kill Arbaz over interfaith relationship, say police; 10 arrested
The district police have arrested ten people in connection with the Arbaaz murder case in Khanapur. SP Laxman Nimbergi told reporters today.
This is a major breakthrough in this case.
The arrested include the parents of Arbaz’s girlfriend who allegedly hired contract killers to murder Arbaz for being in a relationship with their daughter.
Pundalika Maharaj (39), Kuthabuddhin Allahbaksh (36), Susheela Eerappa (42), Maruthi Prahlad (30), Manjunath Thukaram (25), Ganapathi Jnaneshwara (27), Eerappa Basavanni Kumbara (54), Prashanth Kallappa (28), Praveen Shankar (28) and Shridhar Mahadeva Doni are the names of the arrested.
More than forty people were detained for investigation in that case. Meanwhile, 10 people have been arrested, the SP said.
The Arbaaz murder case had become a topic of discussion across the state. It was also demanded that the matter be investigated by the CID.
Arbaz had gone missing on September 27 and his dismembered body was found on a railway track near Khanapura the next day
Ten people have been arrested in this connection and further investigation is underway.