Mangaluru, March 31: After OneIndia took specific names in connection to RTI activist Baliga murder case, now the Mangaluru police issued a look out notice for two suspects, Shrikanth and Shiva aka Shivu.
This news portal has reported earlier[RTI activist Baliga murder: Supari killers took indirect orders from a senior political leader?] that after Baliga's murder episode panned in the coastal district, these two have been on the run and is hiding. However the police on Wednesday, March 30, put out the photographs of these two suspects in their website saying Shrikanth and Shiva are wanted in the case.
It could be recalled that RTI activist Vinayak Baliga was murdered in the wee hours of March 21, Monday. He was on his way to temple on his scooter, when unidentified persons waylaid him at Kodialbail and killed using sharp weapons.
The police investigating the case has earlier arrested two, Vineeth Poojary (26) and Nishith Devadiga (23). Both residents of Mangaluru.
According to sources, Shrikanth, a wanted in the case is a close associate of Yuva Brigade's Naresh Shenoy. President of Federation of Indian Rationalist Association, Narendra Nayak too posted on his Facebook wall hinting that this suspect is an employee of Naresh Shenoy.
Another person Shiva has links with Shailesh and is also known to Yuva Brigade's Naresh Shenoy and to a political leader from the coastal district. The cops now have absolutely narrowed down the investigation to temple angle, besides looking into the aspect of alleged vested interest, of a prominent builder from Dakshina Kannada, involved in the murder.
The police in the website have displayed the photos and details of these two suspects. The website said investigators are looking for Shrikanth and Shiva. The police further said Shrikanth (40) is son of Itappa Moolya and resident of Kavuru, near Shanti Nagara Ground, Mangaluru.
Another suspect Shiva (29) is from Urundadigudde, Pajimogaru village, Mangaluru. He is a son of Sanjeeva Poojary. The police have divulged a mobile number 9480805320 urging the public to inform, if they notice these two in their vicinity.