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Former BBMP Corporator Rekha Kadiresh’s murder: Cops arrest five accused, continue probe to dig motive

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Bengaluru: Cottonpet police have arrested five accused involved in the murder of former BBMP Corporator Rekha Kadiresh on Friday.

Peter and Surya the prime accused in the case were arrested after a film like operation on Friday afternoon, after shooting them in their leg. Three more accused in the case- Stephen, Ajay and Purushottam were arrested in the night.

According to the video record available with the police, Peter and Surya launched a murderous attack on Rekha, while Stephen and Ajay stood around to prevent others from coming to her rescue. Purushottam is charged with turning the direction of CCTV cameras installed outside Rekha’s office.

Rekha was distributing food to the needy people outside her house on Chalavadi Palya main road on Thursday morning, when she was bludgeoned to death.

According to police, it has emerged during the preliminary investigation that ” there were differences between Rekha and Peter, that led to former’s murder.”

Besides, the police are probing in many other angles, as the blood relatives of Kadiresh were allegedly sulking over the political growth of Rekha.

Rekha a two-time BJP corporator had developed a clout of her own in Chalavadi Palya ward, after her husband Kadiresh also a former Corporator was murdered in a similar fashion in 2018.

Rekha was planning to contest the next BBMP election too and the chances of her reelection was also more.

The police are investigating in all these angles.

– Team Mysoorunews

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