Hubballi: Kasabapet police arrested a murder suspect, who had been on the run after allegedly killing a man in Kalaburagi.
The arrested has been identified as Saleem Ballari, a resident of Anand Nagar in Hubballi.
This is how police arrested him…
According to Kasabapet police, Saleem was hiding in Nekar Nagar since the murder in November. He was doing unskilled jobs for a living.
On Friday evening, he visited a hotel at Nekar Nagar to buy food. But the hotel staff refused to give him food as hotels are not allowed to operate after 7 pm due to the lockdown restrictions. Fumed by this, Saleem allegedly quarreled with them and spat on them.
The hotel staff then called Kasabapet police, who arrived at the spot and took Saleem into custody. During inquiry at the police station, police discovered that Saleem is a murder suspect and had been absconding.
According to media reports, Saleem Ballary was later taken to KIMS for a medical checkup. Further investigations are underway.