Corporator arrested for murder
Police today arrested City Corporation councillor Vijay Kumar Paranjipe in connection with the murder of a real estate agent on January 2.
Police said the councillor was arrested in Sholapur in Maharashtra as he went underground following the murder of Balakrishna, the real estate agent.
A police release said following interrogation, the councillor had confessed to killing Balakrishna over a property deal.
The corporator had entrusted Balakrishna of selling of a house site belonging to a Bijapur resident nearly one year ago. After Balakrishna struck a deal and sold the property for Rs 23 lakh, the Rs 21 lakh advance amount received from the buyer was handed over to Vijay Kumar.
However, the latter had failed to pay it to the original owner.
Following Balakrishna insisting on Vijay Kumar to return the money, the latter hatched a plan to kill him. He took him to Jewargi on January two on some work and while returning to Gulbarga Vijaykumar killed Balakrishna in the car using a knife.
However, the car driver promptly registered a complaint at Jewargi Police Station leading to early arrest of the culprit, Police said.