Dharwad, May 26: A real estate businessman was murdered and a suspected member of the group of assailants was also killed in an incident linked to a real estate dispute on Thursday night in the Kamalapur area in the suburbs of north Karnataka’s Hubbali-Dharwad city.
The murdered businessman has been identified as Mohammed Kudachi, 42, while the other deceased person has been identified as Kamaruddin, police sources said. The victims were attacked with swords and knives. The incident occurred at around 11 pm on Thursday outside the residence of Kudachi.
The police said it was a case of rivalry over a property dispute involving two groups from the same community and that it was not communal in nature. While Kudachi’s body was found outside his house, the second body was found some distance away.
Officers suspect the second victim was killed while the attackers were fleeing the scene of crime.
Hubbali-Dharwad police commissioner Raman Gupta said, “We received information at around 11 pm and visited the scene of the crime. We have clues about the identities of the attackers. Multiple teams have been formed and they are engaged in finding the accused.”