The police on Thursday arrested seven people in connection with the murder of Sandip Shetty (26) in Ullal on November 13.

According to a press release put up on the blog of the city police, Sandip Shetty was hacked to death by sharp weapons in his house at around 10.10 p.m. when he came out of his house in Someshwar, Uchil, to answer a phone call.

The names of the arrested were given as Keshav alias Joni (21) from Someshwar, Suraj (23) from Kotekar, Bhushan (22) of Someshwar, Nishant alias Nishu (19) of Ullal, Chetan alias Chetu of Kolya; Preethesh alias Preethu (19) Naringana village in Bantwal taluk, and Sandesh alias Sandhu (22) Saanur village in Karkala taluk. According to the police, Keshav first struck a blow to Sandip's neck.

After that, Sandip rushed into his house where his attackers followed him and struck on his neck and head with swords. Sandip was rushed to the hospital, but he died soon after.

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