Shivappa (50) of Somahanalli was murdered in connection with a financial transaction at Somanahalli in Belur taluk on Tuesday.

The victim’s daughter, Radha, filed a complaint with the Arehalli police stating that her father went to Puttaraju’s place on Tuesday night to ask for the money he had borrowed from him. The two had an argument which allegedly led to Puttaraju hitting Shivappa with a cane and a bottle. Shivappa died on the spot. The police registered a complaint and arrested the accused.