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Bengaluru: Murder of RTI activist, four arrested

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Bengaluru: The Sathanur Police have arrested four members of the family in connection with the murder of an RTI activist in Kanakapura.

Murthy R. (31) was murdered on the evening of December 22.

Police informed that Srinivas, his wife, Chethan, and Chandan were all arrested for murder.

They also informed that fights between the families of the accused and the deceased frequently broke out when one of them tried to enter the other’s agricultural fields. They had earlier gone to the police for help and were advised to resolve their disagreements or face legal action.

On December 22, Murthy and his relatives got into a fight over the use of a tractor to destroy crops on Murthy’s land. The accused then threatened Murthy with serious consequences.

A few hours later, Murthy was assaulted by the accused, who then hit him in the head with a boulder. Police informed Murthy’s mother accused six persons, including Gopal, a member of the Gram Panchayat, of being involved in the murder and accused there are political reasons behind the incident. Efforts are on to nab Gopal and others, informed police.

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