Dentist Dr Krishnamurthy’s death: Special team formed to investigate case

Team Udayavani, Nov 15, 2022, 9:19 AM IST

Kundapur: Udupi Superintendent of Police Hakay Akshay Machhindra informed that a special team headed by Kundapura CPI Gopikrishna has been formed to investigate the death case of dentist Dr. Krishnamurthy Sarpangala.

The 57-year-old dentist had gone missing on the afternoon of November 8. Badiadka police registered a missing case based on a complaint by his wife.

On November 10, Dr. Krishnamurthy was found dead on a railway track at Ajji Mane, Hittiangadi village near Kundapura. The body was handed to the family after completing procedures, following which his funeral was held on Friday morning.

Dr. Krishnamurthy’s disappearance and death has sparked a debate in Badiadka. It is alleged that on November 8 at around 11 am a woman had gone to his clinic for a dental check-up. A group reportedly accused the dentist of misbehaving with her and threatened the dentist. The woman had also registered a police complaint. thereafter, Dr. Krishnamurthy had gone missing.

The police have so far arrested T S Ali Poottukallu, Mohammed Shihabuddin, Umarul Farooq, Ashraf, and Mohammed Hanif.

Now a special team has been formed to probe the case. The team is headed by CPI Gopikrishna and three Police officers.

The special team who have already started the investigation are working in coordination with the Kasaragod police. They have also visited the spot where the body was found.

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