K.V. Subramanya

Police yet to ascertain if anyone had hired the Huliyurdurga twins to kill Narayana

  • Narayana had paid advance to a BDA employee for a site
  • He planned to sell the land to a former MLC

    BANGALORE: Henchmen of a former corporator are suspected to be involved in the murder of the realtor M.T. Narayana, who was shot dead on the outskirts of the city on Monday night.

    Police sources told The Hindu on Wednesday that the needle of suspicion pointed towards Huliyurdurga twins Rama and Lakshmana in Tumkur district against whom there were history sheets in the Kamakshipalya police station. It is suspected that the twins were enlisted to kill Narayana of Muddenapalya on Magadi Road.

    Political angle

    The two, who were earlier associates of the local underworld operator Malam, are now the henchmen of a former corporator from the Vrushabavathinagar ward in Kamakshipalya.

    The former corporator has criminal antecedents and is accused in a few murder cases, according to sources.

    The sources said it was not yet clean who had given the contract for murdering Narayana and the motive behind it, the sources said.

    Meanwhile, the police are on the lookout for Munihanume Gowda, a BDA employee of Basaveshwaranagar, with whom Narayana had a land dispute.

    Narayana's brother Mare Gowda has named Munihanume Gowda as the suspect in the complaint lodged with the Tavarekere police.

    According to sources, Narayana had paid Rs. 4 lakh as advance to Munihanume Gowda for a piece of land. However, Munihanume Gowda reportedly dodged Narayana by not registering the property in his name.

    It is said that a frustrated Narayana had sought the help of an underworld operator to get the property registered in his name.

    Further, he had planned to sell the property to a former MLC, who is a land developer here, according to sources.

    While the Bangalore Rural district police, in whose jurisdiction the murder had taken place, are investigating the case, officers from the Bangalore's Central Crime Branch (CCB) are gathering information about the suspects.