Beltangady: A large number of people had gathered and fatally assaulted Peter, accusing him of stealing arecanut at Totattadi in Kakkinje village in the taluk, last month.
Since this case of mob justice was recorded by many persons on their mobile phones. The police gathered all these clippings, who showed Peter desperately appealing to the assailants not to beat him, by calling their names.
This made the job of the police much easier. They identified 10 persons as the main accused. Among them,, they rounded up three key persons.
As this information spread around, many of them who were involved in the attack or were present went underground. Four others were arrested on Wednesday and produced in court. They are M T Thoman, Francis, O D Tommy and Anish of Totattadi.
The police have expressed the hope of arresting the remaining accused as early as possible.