Karnataka: Youth in interfaith relationship found dead on railway tracks | Hubballi News – Times of India


BELAGAVI: A 25-year-old man was allegedly murdered over his relationship with a woman from another religion. His body, severed into pieces, was found on the railway tracks at Khanapur in Belagavi on September 28.
The Belagavi railway police have registered an FIR for murder against the woman’s father (unnamed) and two others named ‘Maharaj’ and ‘Birje’. The case is being handed over to the district police. The family of the victim, Arbaz Mullah, alleged the involvment of a rightwing outfit in the killing.
Sources said Arbaz’s body parts were strewn on the tracks as a train had passed over. His identity was established from a cellphone found on the body. The postmortem has been conducted and sources said it suggested external injuries on the body, indicating murder.
Arbaz, who belonged to Khanapur and worked as a car dealer, met the woman there. The two families lived in the same neighbourhood. Recently, he moved to Azam Nagar in the city. Sources said the duo had been seeing each other for two years.
Arbaz’s brother Sameer said after the relationship was discovered, a right-wing outfit got involved about a month and a half ago.
Ambulance belonging to outfit seized
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On September 26, Sameer alleged, a senior member of the outfit called Arbaz and their mother and demanded money. The woman’s father was present at this meeting, the FIR said. “He immediately transferred some cash and returned home assuring them that he would pay more money to settle the issue once and for all. On the evening of September 28, he left the city with the cash and disappeared, only to be found dead on the tracks,” Sameer said. Sources said an ambulance belonging to the outfit has been seized in the course of investigations.
Railway SP Siri Gowri refused to go into the details of the case, saying it was being handed over to the district police. Investigations are on and several people are being questioned, sources said.





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