By: Pinky Rajpurohit | Updated at : 06 Nov 2022 12:48 PM (IST)
Former IB Officer RN Kulkarni was hit by a car on Friday. ( Image Source : Special arrangement )
Mystery shrouds the death of 82-year-old former Intelligence Bureau (IB) Officer RN Kulkarni, who died on Saturday after a car is suspected to have knocked him down while he was on his routine evening walk in Manasagangothri campus of Mysore University in Mysuru. What appeared to be a hit-and-run case initially, later turned out to be a murder of the former IB Officer as the police began probe.
RN Kulkarni, 82, a resident of Sharadadevinagar in Mysuru, was on an evening walk in the Manasa Gangothri campus at about 5.45 pm on Friday. He had arrived at the campus in his car along with his driver.
VV Puram traffic police had visited the spot and registered a hit-and-run road accident due to negligence and rash driving. However, upon investigating the case, the police said that the case appears to be a planned murder.
Mysuru: Fmr Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer R.N. Kulkarni (82) died after a speeding car hit him and sped away. He was on his routine evening walk in Manasagangothri campus. Police registered a hit-and-run case. As per the investigation, the case appears to be a planned murder. pic.twitter.com/InX9eofdy4
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According to the CCTV footage, a speeding car without the number plate is seen deliberately driving towards the IB officer, who was on his usual walk on the side of the road and hit him.
The driver didn’t stop after he hit the former IB officer. Initially, police lodged a hit-and-run case but after observing CCTV footage they suspect it to be a planned murder. The police also registered a murder case and it will be investigated by the Jayalakshmipiram police.
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