Karnataka: Advocate hacked with machete in Hospet court | Hubballi News – Times of India

BALLARI: An advocate was hacked to death with a machete in the Hospet court on Saturday, sparking panic and tension among lawyers and litigants on the premises. The killer, a relative of the victim, was nabbed by police instantly.
Tarihalli Venkatesh, 48, was attacked by 22-year-old Tarihalli Manoj over a property dispute but other aspects are being investigated, police said.
Killer-relative, advocate had property dispute: Police
The attacker lived in the same neighbourhood as Venkatesh, Myasageri, and there were differences between the two, they said. Venkatesh is survived by his wife and four children.
Around 11.30am on Saturday, Venkatesh w as sitting with his colleagues when Manoj rode a bike to the court and barged in. As the others watched stunned, he pulled out a machete and struck Venkatesh repeatedly in the head and neck, killing him instantly. “Police personnel nabbed the accused as he tried to escape from the spot,” said Srinivas Meti, CPI of Hospet police station.
He said initial investigation showed Manoj is a relative of the deceased and a property dispute is believed to be the main reason for the murder. “We are still investigating all angles to ascertain the exact reason,” he added. A case has been registered at Hospet police station.

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