Four arrested for murdering man to steal mobile phone in Mangaluru
Mangaluru: Janardhana Poojary, 45, who was found dead at the Nehru Maidan football ground in the city on April 18 was allegedly murdered by four men to steal his mobile phone, police said.
The Mangaluru South Police on Wednesday, April 19, arrested four persons on the charge of killing a 45-year-old man, while they attempted to snatch his mobile phone at the football ground in Nehru Maidan.
The arrested have been identified as Prashanth (40), from Thiruvananthapuram district, G K Ravi Kumar alias Nandeesha alias Nandi (38) from Kushalanagara, Vijay Cutinha (28) from Konaje and V Sharath (36), from Vittal.
Victim Janardhana Poojary, resident of Ammunje in Bantwal taluk, was sleeping on the gallery of the football ground on Wednesday afternoon when the accused who were roaming around noticed him. When they were attempting to take his mobile phone from the pockets of his trousers, Poojary woke up and resisted their attempts.
The accused allegedly kicked him resulting in his fall and later, rained blows on him resulting in his death. They fled the scene after snatching the mobile phone, police said. South Police had registered cases of murder and extortion against the accused.
Three of the accused have a criminal background, police said. Ravi Kumar faces a murder case at Kushalanagara police station, Sharath a case of house burglary at Vittal police station and an extortion case at Manipal police station while Cutinha faces a Pocso case at Konaje police station.
Police have recovered the mobile phone of the victim from the accused.
Have Cutinha’s $%#&^() removed and served to the &*%$
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