Udupi, Jul 8: Four people have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of Yogish Poojary (26), a resident of Laxminagara in Tenkanidiyoor in Udupi. A gang, which arrived in a car had attacked Poojary with lethal weapons on July 6.
The arrested are rowdy sheeter Sujith Pinto (37), his elder brother Rohit Pinto (43) Annu alias Pradeep (40) and Vinay (36). Police have continued the manhunt to nab two more accused – Girish and Anup.
The accused were arrested from Kallianpur last night following which the accused were to murder spot as part of investigation. The police also seized the car and knives that were used for the crime.
Police sources said that the accused were under the influence of alcohol when the stabbed Poojary repeatedly with knives.
Three teams headed by sub-inspectors of Malpe, Udupi city and city crime branch took part in the operation. The accused have been booked under station under section 143, 147, 148, 302 and 149 of IPC.