High Court Grants Bail to ZP Member Raghavendra Kanchan in Kota Double Murder Case
Udupi: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, July 16 granted conditional bail to the accused Zilla Panchayat member Raghvendra Kanchan in the Kota Double Murder case.
Justice Sunil Datt Yadav, the High court judge heard the arguments and granted conditional bail to Raghvendra Kanchan. Meanwhile, the court rejected the bail application of the accused police constable Veerandra Acharya who helped the culprits to escape.
On January 26 late night, two youth Bharath (25) and Yathish (26) were brutally murdered with lethal weapons by the accused Rajshekar Reddy and Chandrashekar Reddy during a fight that erupted over the digging of a toilet pit at Manoor, Kota in Udupi District.
Lohit Poojary friend of the accused had stated that he had attempted to stop his neighbour Rajshekar Reddy from constructing the toilet leech pit close to his well. He feared that the pit would pollute his well. When Reddy was adamant, Poojary approached the gram panchayat, health department officials and lodged a complaint against Reddy.
Based on the complaint, officials had inspected the spot. Poojary and his brother, fearing that their neighbour Reddy had hired assassins to murder them sought the help of their friend Bharat after locking themselves in a room. Bharat, along with Yathish, and few other friends rushed to the spot.
While Poojary was narrating the incident of being stalked by Reddy’s assassins to Bharat and others, the duo Rajshekar Reddy and Chandrashekar Reddy arrived at the house armed with lethal weapons.They first attacked Bharat and later Poojary and Yateesh, who had rushed to the rescue of Bharat, the complainant stated.
Both Bharath and Yathish, sustained serious injuries in the attack and were declared brought dead to the hospital. A case was registered against Rajshekar Reddy and Chandrashekar Reddy in the Kota police station.