Bantwal: Police arrested the main accused in the murder of rowdy sheeter, Umar Farooq after firing several rounds in self-defence at Gundya in the early hours of Saturday.
Police said, on Saturday that the accused and Sub Inspector, Prasanna sustained injuries when the accused attacked.
The arrested was identified as Khalil, a resident of Kalladka.
On Friday, Rowdy sheeter Umar Farooq, a resident of Kalladka was brutally murdered by another gang at Bogodi near Melkar. On receiving information that the suspects were on their way to Bengaluru on Saturday morning, the police intercepted them at Gundya. During the face-off, the police reportedly arrested Khalil, the prime accused in the case, while his two accomplices managed to escape.
Police said that Khalil, in an attempt to escape, attacked with a sword the team and SI Prasanna sustained injuries. He was rushed to Bantwal Government Hospital.
Intervening during the face-off, Bantwal City Police Station’s SI Avinash reportedly shot the accused in the leg and arrested him. Khalil reportedly sustained gunshot wounds on the right leg, in the course of being apprehended by the police.