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5 persons Arrested in Rowdy-sheeter Naveen D’Souza Murder Case
Udupi: The district police have arrested 5 persons in connection with the murder case of rowdy-sheeter Naveen D’Souza’s on March 9.
The arrested have been identified as Kishan Hegde (32), Ramesh Poojary (43), Mahesh Ganiga (31), Mohanchandra V Shetty (23) and Nagaraj Poojary.
Addressing the media persons SP Laxman Nimbaragi said, “The assailants murdered Naveen in front of a bar at Kanjarakatte on Padubidri–Karkala highway. Naveen was accompanied by two of his friends to the Gloria bar on a motorbike. As Naveen and his friends reached near the Gloria bar, the assailants came in a car at a high speed and collided with their bike, following which all three on the motorbike fell to the ground. Immediately the assailants came out of the car and assaulted Naveen. Seeing Naveen being assaulted, his friends ran for life.”
In this connection, three teams were formed to nab the culprits. The team led by Halamoorthy CPI Kaup succeeded in nabbing 4 culprits Kishan Hegde, Ramesh Poojary, Mohanchandra and Nagaraj in Maharashtra and another accused Mahesh Ganiga was arrested in Bappanadu, Mulki. During interrogation, the accused revealed that financial dispute had led to the murder of Naveen.
The accused Kishan Hegde is involved in various cases in Padubidri, Manipal and Banasavadi station, Bengaluru. Another accused Ramesh Poojary is involved in various crimes and cases have been registered against him in Shirva, Manipal, Udupi Town and Brahmavar police stations. Accused Mahesh Ganiga is facing attempt to murder charges in Karkala Rural Police Station. Mohanchandra Shetty is also involved in various crimes and cases have been filed against him in the Padubidri police station.
Additional SP Kumarchandra, ASP Karkala Rishikesh Sonavane and CPI Kaup Halamoorthy were present in the press meet.
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