Mangaluru, Dec 28, 2017: Six persons have been arrested by the police on December 28, Thursday in connection with the murder of rowdy sheeter Melrick D’Souza (21). Police have seized five sharp weapons, mobile phones and a motor cycle from the accused.
Those arrested are Vinesh Kumar (30), Praveen Poojary (42), Nishank Poojary (28) from Gorigudda, Ganesh Kulal (34) from Jeppinamogaru, Sandeep Shetty (33) from Jeppu and Sachin Shetty (22) from Mulihitlu. Sandeep Shetty is said to be the prime accused in the case. The accused had reportedly barged into the residence of Melrick on Christmas eve and had hacked him to death with sharp weapons.
The deceased Melrick was a close associate of another notorious criminal Monkey Stand Vijay. Incidentally, Melrick was murdered just two days after he was released on bail. He was arrested last year on charges of attempting to murder Bannanje Raja aide Sandeep Shetty at Marnamikatta.