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Belagavi police nab fugitive lifer

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NAUSHAD BIJAPUR
Published Feb 14, 2016, 3:15 am IST
Updated Feb 14, 2016, 3:15 am IST
Cases under various sections have been registered against Shankargouda including possession of fake documents.
Based on a tip off, Udyambag police traced him at K.K. Koppa village near Belagavi, where he had come to visit his friends and arrested him. (Representational image)
 Based on a tip off, Udyambag police traced him at K.K. Koppa village near Belagavi, where he had come to visit his friends and arrested him. (Representational image)

BELAGAVI: A criminal who had escaped from Bangalore Central Prison in 2011, was arrested by Belagavi police during an investigation into a recent murder case. The accused, Raju Shankargouda, hailed from Alarwad near Belagavi and was undergoing life sentence for killing his aunt in 2003.

After his escape he was reportedly staying in Gadhinglaj, a village in Maharashtra. Shankargouda was sentenced by Belagavi District and Sessions Court in 2007. After spending four years in jail he escaped and a case was registered in Bengaluru against him. The police had carried out search operations but failed to trace him. Based on a tip off, Udyambag police traced him at K.K. Koppa village near Belagavi, where he had come to visit his friends and arrested him.

 

The Udyambag police was investigating the murder of a local agriculturist Arvind Gangai. The relatives of the deceased had alleged in their complaint that Shankargouda, a nephew of the Arvind, had committed the murder. The Udyambag police traced him at K K Koppa village. Cases under various sections have been registered against Shankargouda including possession of fake documents.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Belgaum




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