HUBBALLI TIMES NEWS DESK
HUBBALLI: Hubballi rural police have arrested an actress in connection with the sensational murder case of Rakesh Katwe.
The arrested has been identified as Shanay alias Sonia Katwe, sister of the victim Rakesh Katwe.
Dharwad Superintendent of Police P Krishna Kant stated that Rakesh Katwe’s sister Shanay Katwe was in affair with one Niyaz Katigar. However, Rakesh was opposing this, and hence Niyaz along with three others eliminated Rakesh.
In a joint operation, Twin City police, and rural police had cracked this case by arrested Niyaz Katigar, Tousif Channapur, Altaf Mulla, and Aman alias Omar Girniwale; all residents of Hubballi. In the later stage, the police arrested Niyaz’s brother Mallik, Feroz, and Niyaz’s father Safullah. Now, Chota Bombay actress Shanay is also arrested.
Police had found a severed head of 33-year-old Rakesh in a forest near Devaragudihal village in Hubballi taluk, and limbs and torso were found in Keshwapur in Hubballi.
The police had a tough time identifying the victim as the severed head was half-burnt and beyond recognition. Finally, a joint team comprising authorities from Dharwad district police and Hubballi-Dharwad police commissionerate had been formed to crack the case which succeeded in identifying the victim and arresting the accused.