Bengaluru, Oct 28: On Thursday the Bengaluru police announced that they had cracked the Rudresh murder case. Four persons were arrested in connection with the murder of Rudresh, an RSS worker. Mohammad Sadiq, Mohammad Mujibullah, Wasim Ahmed and Irfan Pasha were arrested in connection with the murder which took place on October 16 in broad day light.
While the police did not make the motive behind the murder clear, sources in the probe agency say that there were two issues that could have led to the murder of Rudresh. During the interrogation, the accused persons narrated two incidents which had upset them.
One of the accused persons was running a workshop and Rudresh would give his bike for service at the same place. One day when the mechanic took the bike for a test ride, he hit a pedestarian and this led to a flight. He told the police that Rudresh hit him after the incident and hence he nurtured a grudge against him.
The other point cited by the accused was that Rudresh was throwing his weight around since he joined politics. He had protested against Cow slaughter. He had also closed down some of the slaughter houses as a result of which many were upset.
Cracked in the Golden Hour:
The Golden Hour in investigation terminology is the first 48 hours after a crime is committed. Investigators across the country say that if a case has to be cracked the key lead should come in the first 48 hours failing which the probe will be delayed or could even fail.
In the Rudresh murder case, the first lead came to the police in the first 24 hours. The CCTV footage was not clear. However in the footage, the police found that one person was limping and a constable looking at the same told his senior that he has seen this person.
After through scrutiny, the constable led the team up to this person. After he was picked up the names of the other three cropped up. The police zeroed in on these persons and arrested all of them following which the case was cracked.