Bellare (Dakshina Kannada): Two persons who allegedly killed BJP youth leader Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada district have been arrested, a police officer said on Thursday.
They were identified as Mohammad Shafique and Zakir, Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Rishikesh Sonawane told reporters here. While Zakir is a history-sheeter and a native of Savanur, Shafique is resident of Bellare, he said.
Both are suspected to have links with the People’s Front of India (PFI), an extremist outfit, Sonawane said. The police are verifying their connections.
The two were taken into custody on Wednesday along with others, Sonawane said. During the interrogation, the police found them guilty of the crime, he added.
Praveen was hacked to death on Tuesday night at Bellare with sharp weapons when he was shutting down his chicken shop.
After committing the murder, the assailants fled the scene. The police promptly detained some suspects including Zair and Shafique.