Three held for murder

According to police, Raghu, his accomplices Raj alias Das, a resident of Nelagadirenahalli, and two others, Kishore and Noor had reportedly hacked Manikanth alias Bhoomi to death with knives and machetes and snatched his cell phone and cash on BMTC Service Road on May 6.

Of the four, Upparpet police succeeded in arresting Raghu and Raj. Gangadhar Swami of Kuvempunagar who allegedly abetted Raghu in an attempt to murder in Nelamangala was also arrested. Four daggers and knives have been seized from them.

The suspects were also allegedly involved in several murders in Ramnagar, Cottonpet, and Nelamangala police station limits. They were also the prime suspects in the attempt to murder Vaderahalli Jayaram of Nelamangala recently, police added. They are also said to be involved in quite a few robberies and thefts. Numerous warrants were issued by different courts against Raghu since 2005.

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