Mangaluru, June 20, 2016: Srikanth (42) from Kavoor, the sixth person to be arrested in the RTI activist Vinayak Baliga murder case has been produced before the magistrate and remanded to police custody for five days. Baliga was hacked to death near his residence at Kodialbail on March 21.
Srikanth was arrested in Mulki by a police team headed by inspector Ravish Nayak. Apart from Srikanth, four others namely Vineeth Poojary, Nitish Devadiga Shailesh, Shiva alias Shivaprasad are already behind bars in this case. Another person K Manjunath Shenoy, a photographer who was arrested for abetting the accused, is presently out on bail.
Meanwhile, police are leaving no stone unturned in zeroing in on the prime suspect in the case, Yuva Brigade Founder Naresh Shenoy.
Srikanth, the latest person to be arrested has been accused of mediating between Shenoy and the three other accused who were reportedly hired to eliminate Baliga.