Karnataka police book right-wing activist in connection with cattle trader’s murder | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Several people have been booked in connection with the suspicious death of a cattle trader, whose body was discovered recently, Karnataka police said on Sunday.
Ramanagara police said they had registered a case against Puneet Kerehalli, a right-wing activist, and others under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The deceased, identified as Idris Pasha (38), was allegedly stopped and assaulted by Puneet and his associates while traveling in a vehicle, with his body being found later near Santhanur Village in Ramanagara district.
This incident has led to widespread protests by members of the Muslim community, who are demanding the immediate arrest of the accused.
The body was taken from the victim’s house to the Eidgah Maidan on a lorry.
The funeral of the deceased will be done at the Eidgah Maidan as per Muslim traditions, locals said.
A family friend of the deceased, Syed Malik, told that they will hold a huge protest if the culprits are not brought to book.
“We will hold a huge protest if Punith Kerehalli and the other accused are not arrested. This is an intentional act to stoke communal tensions. We have information that they demanded Rs 2 lakh from Idris and when he refused to pay the amount, they killed him,” he said.
A local leader named Nasir Ali Khan, too, alleged that the accused had demanded money from Idris, and killed him after he refused to pay.
“Who permitted them to be vigilant? Are there no police or law and order? Why were they even allowed to do that? They intentionally did It, they carried daggers, knives and other weapons. They also asked for Rs 2 lakh from Idris. This is not acceptable. The matter should be investigated and these things should be stopped right away,” he said.
Another local Muslim leader, Amjad, alleged that the accused followed Idris from Mandya with the intention of killing him.
“This is completely intentional as Puneet and his gang followed Idris from Mandya even after he was carrying cattle with permission. They were intending to kill him. Before that, they demanded some money from him and when he did not pay, they killed him and dumped his body. We have a lot of hope on the DSP and the police department. They need to investigate and give proper punishment to the accused. We will discuss with our community leaders and then decide what needs to be done later,” he said.
Further investigation is under way in the case.
(With inputs from ANI)

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