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Five arrested in the murder of retired principal

Mysuru, October 28:- Saraswathipuram Police have arrested five people in connection with the murder of a retired principal at Nivedita Nagar on September 20.

Talking to reporters here on Wednesday (October 28), DCP Dr A N Prakash Gowda said, “the victim’s wife Savitha had lodged a complaint at Saraswathipuram Police Station. On the night of September 20, Parashivamurthy’s brother Nagaraju called up Savitha to inform about the murder. When the lady went home, she saw her husband lying in a pool of blood with stab injuries all over the body. The police soon launched a probe into the murder.”

During the course of the investigation, the police arrested a private bank’s recovery officer Nagesh,37, mason Niranjan N, 22, both from Bhugathahalli; Madivalaswamy Sanskrit School teacher Siddaraju, 52, Vishwachetana Sanskrit School teacher Vishwanath, 52, Parashiva, 55. The police have also seized Rs 55,000 in cash, four two-wheelers, Tata goods vehicle, eight mobile and two knives from the accused.

The victim, Parashivamurthy, who was running a Sanskrit School, it is alleged, used to demand a cut from the teachers’ salary. He was also accused of harassing the teachers. This is what led to his murder, the police said.

The operation was held under the guidance of DCP Geetha Prasanna. KR Police Assistant Commissioner of Police M S Purnachandra Tejaswi, special squad comprising Saraswathipuram Police Station’s PI R Vijayakumar, Kuvempunagar Police Station’s PI JC Raju, Saraswathipuram Police Station’s PSI Bhavya, KR Crime Branch staff Mahadeva, P K Bhagath, Yogesh, Harish, Meghanayak, Girish, Sagar, Manjunath, Puttappa, Saraswathipuram Police Station’s Crime Branch staff Karunakar, ASI Basavaraje Urs, Raghavendra, Prakash, Kumar, Arjun, Nataraj, Venkatesh, Harish Kumar, VV Puram’s mobile station’s Yogesh H, technical team’s Manju, Kumar, Aradhya took part in the operation. (MR/KS)

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