History-sheeter's murder: Cops nab 'prime accused'

History-sheeter's murder: Cops nab 'prime accused'

In a major breakthrough, City Police have arrested the prime accused in the murder of history-sheeter Devendra alias Devu.

Pawan Kumar, 24, a resident of (Vinayaka Nagar) Paduvarahalli is the accused. He was produced before a court on Tuesday and remanded in police custody for 12 days.

During interrogation, Pawan has revealed that he, along with his accomplices, had hatched a plot to eliminate Devu owing to old enmity. Both the victim and accused belong to the same locality.

The investigators are hopeful of nabbing his accomplices, as efforts are underway to collate information about them.

A gang of around eight to 10 persons had hacked Devu to death near a Mari Temple at Paduvarahalli, in the early hours of May 5.Devu was talking with his friends, when he was caught unawares by armed assailants around 7.10 am. The gang executed its plans in a jiffy after coming and speeding off in a jeep that was later identified as that of Armuda make.

The police personnel, who were following the leads gathered from eye-witnesses, succeeded in tracing the four-wheeler at a mango grove near Naganahalli, on the outskirts of Mysuru on May 7 itself, two days after the murder.

The investigators started looking for its owner, and hence Pawan Kumar was arrested. The police team, led by ACP (N R Sub-division) Umesh G Shet, including Jayalakashmipuram Police Inspector Thimmegowda nabbed the accused.

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