Ex-Minister Renukacharya’s nephew, who was missing since Oct. 30, found dead in Tunga canal – The Hindu

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November 03, 2022 06:50 pm | Updated 11:25 pm IST – HUBBALLI
M.R. Chandrashekhar | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
The missing case of the nephew of Chief Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary and Honnali MLA M.P. Renukacharya took a tragic turn on Thursday, with the multi-utility vehicle of M.R. Chandrashekhar being found in a canal with his decomposed body in it.
Mr. Chandrashekhar, the son of Mr. Renukacharya’s brother M.R. Ramesh, had gone missing from Honnali in Davangere district on October 30. A distraught Mr. Renukacharya had made fervent appeal to the police and administration to trace his nephew.
Mr. Renukacharya alleged that death was a “pre-planned murder”. He ruled out that his nephew would have ended his life. Earlier, Mr. Ramesh had suspected that his son may have been kidnapped.
The hunt launched by the police had not yielded any result and the police had taken Kiran, one of the friends of Mr. Chandrashekhar, into custody for inquiry on Wednesday.
On Thursday, following a tip-off, the police launched a search in the Upper Tunga canal near Soratur located between Honnali and Nyamati. After expert swimmers found the vehicle in the water, the Fire and Emergency Services personnel lifted it out using a crane. They found the decomposed body of Mr. Chandrashekhar in the vehicle.
Senior police officials led by Superintendent of Police C.B. Ryshyanth supervised the entire operation. As the news spread, a large crowd gathered at the spot. As a precautionary measure, an elaborate bandobast has been made and a huge posse of police personnel has been deployed in Honnali.
Karnataka / Hubli / police
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