Bantwal, Oct 24, 2020: The main accused in the rowdy sheeter Umar Farooq murder case was arrested by the police during the wee hours of Saturday at Gundya. Police had to fire at the leg of the accused after he tried to attack the cops in his bid to escape. Bantwal Rural SI Prasanna and two police personnel were injured in the incident. The accused is Khaleel, a resident of Nandavar.
It may be recalled here that rowdy sheeter Umar Farooq who is a resident of Kalladka was hacked to death by a gang of assailants at Bogodi near Melkar on Friday evening. Police who gathered information that the accused were fleeing in a car towards Bengaluru, intercpted the vehicle at Gundya when Khaleel weilded machete at the cops injuring SI Prasanna. Two other accused however gave the cops a slip. The injured SI is admitted to hospital.