Belagavi: A BJP party worker was brutally murdered on Monday, March 2 night, for allegedly having an illicit relationship with a woman.
The deceased is identified as Basavaraj Doddamani (38), a resident of the Basarkod village, Kittur town.
According to reports, some of the villagers alleged that Basavaraj, being a member of the Gram Panchayat, was harassing women. They also alleged that he once barged into a woman's house and forced her to have sexual relations with him. Enraged, the women, Renuka informed her family members about the incident.
Reports suggest that Renuka’s family members assaulted Basavaraj with iron rods and sticks.
A severely injured Basavaraj was rushed to a nearby hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, March 3 morning, without responding to treatment.
A case has been filed in the Kittur Police Station in this regard and the police have arrested Renuka, her father-in-law and mother-in-law.
Meanwhile, they are interrogating the suspects and an investigation is underway.
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