A former gram panchayat member of Beladara village, Umashankar (40), was murdered on Thursday morning near Yellapura on the outskirts of Tumkur.

Umashankar was a resident of Beladara and was running a real estate business.

Two people riding a two-wheeler attacked Umashankar who was on his way to Tumkur on his two-wheeler to get silver articles polished.

The police said that Shivu, who was warned on Wednesday by Umashankar for admonishing his children, could be involved in the crime.

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