SP Sudheerkumar Reddy shared the postmortem report of Shivkumar Balram Uppar, 19, of
Ankalagi in Gokak taluk, a gau rakshak and stated that it was a case of suicide and not murder.
Shivkumar’s body was found hanging in the APMC yard in Hirebagewadi.
Suresh Angadi had tweeted earlier that Shivakumar Balaramappa Uppar, 19, was murdered and hanged for protecting cows. “However, it turned out that the boy had killed himself. I spoke to the Police Commissioner Lokesh Kumar and learnt that it was a suicide and not a murder. I request citizens not to spread rumours,” he said. The police had booked two men from Belagavi, Arjun Mutteppa Basaragi and Fakirappa Ramesh Talwar, on the charge of spreading rumours, he made a new tweet deleting the earlier one.
Two persons were arrested for spreading false news.