While continuing the massive manhunt of land dealer Manjunath Reddy and his father, in connection with the shooting of Mr. Reddy’s cousin and a friend in HSR Layout on Tuesday night, the police announced the arrest of Mr. Reddy’s mother Yashodhamma (55) on charge of goading her son to open fire. Mr. Reddy was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he opened fire with his double barrelled gun when a property row got out of hand.
The police said they arrested Ms. Yashodhamma following a complaint filed by Matama Reddy, who sustained bullet injuries.
However the accused Manjunath Reddy and his father Ananthrama Reddy are still elusive, he added.
The younger Reddy and his cousin Narayana Reddy have been embroiled in a feud over ancestral property for the last four years.
On Tuesday, when Mr. Narayan Reddy and his friend Matama Reddy, also real estate dealers, went to the disputed land at Sector II in HSR Layout, Mr. Manjunath Reddy and his father turned up there, which led to a bitter argument, ending in Mr. Manjunath Reddy fired two rounds at his adversaries and gun-butting them before fleeing.
Passersby called the police and rushed the injured men to hospital.