BJP Yuva Morcha worker murder: Wife of the accused confirms husband’s link with PFI

On Thursday, Karnataka police arrested two persons from the Dakshina Kannada district in connection with the assassination of BJP Yuva Morcha worker Praveen Nettar.

The arrested accused have been identified as Zakir (29) from Savanoor in Haveri district and Mohammed Shafiq (27) from Bellare, Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Rishikesh Bhagawan Sonawane said. Police said the two accused are allegedly behind the conspiracy to murder Nettar.

According to ANI, Mohammed Shafiq’s wife said that her husband was associated with the PFI and used to work as a social worker.

“Yes, he’s a part of PFI. He used to work as a social worker in the org but had no idea about the incident. He was shocked & had tears in his eyes when he came to know. Police trying to frame him. He’s PFI’s area pres,” she said.

Earlier, addressing reporters in Sullia taluk of the district, ADGP (Law and Order) Alok Kumar, who visited Bellare and took stock of the situation said that the investigation is in progress from all angles.

Kumar said six teams have been formed with the help of the Mangaluru city police commissioner and Udupi police.

On Tuesday night,  Nettar was hacked to death by unidentified motorbike-borne attackers at Bellare in Sullia taluk. He was running a broiler shop at Bellare near Puttur.

On Wednesday, The killing led to protests at several places in Dakshina Kannada district with instances of stone-pelting and police lathi-charge being reported.