Mangaluru: Shiva aka Salman (18), a resident of Devi Nagar in Kunjattabail, has been arrested by the Pandeshwar in connection with the murder of Ranjit near the taluk panchayat office in the city on June 3.
Three persons, Dhanush Bhandary aka Dhanu, Shiva and another, had allegedly chased Ranjit and stabbed him to death. The police succeeded in nabbing Dhanu within two days. With the arrest of Shiva, only the third is yet to be caught.
A personal enmity between Dhanu and Ranjit is said to have led to the stabbing. Ranjit had reportedly spoken ill of Dhanu’s wife and mother and this had enraged him, which resulted in the murder. Shiva too had stabbed the victim.
Shiva was produced in a local court where he was remanded to judicial custody.