Bantwal: Nasir (28) of Malaibettu had been assaulted by a group at Kandur, on the pretext of asking for way, on Aug 6.
Three of the accused, Vijit (22) of Manchi, Anish (22) of Gurupur and Kiran (21) of Vamanjoor have been arrested by the Bantwal police. They are on the lookout for another accused, Abhijit.
The operation was led by circle inspector K U Belliappa. Investigations have revealed that the killers did not have anything personal against the deceased, but it was a killing in retaliation against a case of assault in Salettur a few days ago.