Mangaluru, Sep 19, 2018: Panambur Police arrested a 49-year-old man from Kengeri in Bengaluru for allegedly murdering his former colleague and robbing him of a load of palm oil he was transporting in a truck from Mangaluru to Bengaluru.
The murder came to light following investigation of the complaint on August 28 by the owner of Shivaganesh Transport accusing Anil Kumar, truck driver of Sugama Transport, of cheating as he had failed to deliver 1,050 boxes of palm oil of Ruchi Soya Industries in Baikampady to a firm in Bengaluru.
Following a study of the call records of Anil Kumar, a team of Panambur Police, led by Inspector Rafiq K.M., started questioning people close to Anil Kumar.
One among those who was questioned was Asadullah Sharief (49) of Kambipura near Kengeri.
Asadullah Sharief had worked with Anil Kumar for a few months in Sugama Transport.
Asadullah Sharief reportedly admitted to murdering Anil Kumar with the help of a few of his accomplices and burying the body at a place in Kumbalgodu in Ramanagaram district.
Asadullah Sharief also reportedly admitted to taking away the palm oil boxes from the victim and selling them in the market. In a press note, the police said that the body of Anil Kumar was exhumed by Assistant Commissioner, Bengaluru South. Following identification and post-mortem, the body was handed over to his family members.
The police said that Sharief was arrested and produced before the jurisdictional magistrate on Sept 18, Tuesday. The magistrate remanded Sharief in police custody for 15 days. The police said that they are on the look-out for the others involved in the murder.
Police Sub-Inspector Umesh Kumar M.N. and personnel from Anti Rowdy Squad were involved in the investigation.
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