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Three more arrested in Alliance murder case

Ayyappa Dore

Ayyappa Dore   | Photo Credit: V Sreenivasa Murthy

Victim was a former vice chancellor of Alliance University

The R.T. Nagar police have arrested three more persons in connection with the murder of Ayyappa Dore, the former vice chancellor of Alliance University who was hacked to death while taking a walk at the HMT playground near his house in R.T. Nagar on October 15.

According to the police, Manjunath, 26, from J.C. Nagar, Srinivasa, 18, from Munireddypalya, and Mahendra, 31, from Anekal, were hired by the prime accused in the case, Suraj Singh, for reconnaissance missions. They allegedly tracked Ayyappa for many days and provided information on his movements to Suraj. The accused are college drop-outs and unemployed.

“Suraj Singh had assured them jobs in Alliance University. He also gave them conveyance money,” a senior police officer said.

Suraj, an employee at the varsity, had allegedly been promised ₹1 crore by the chancellor and co-founder of Alliance University Sudhir Angur to murder Dore. According to the police, Sudhir had also instructed him to murder his brother and varsity co-founder Madhukar Angur so that he could gain control over the institution. Both Sudhir and Suraj were arrested.

“Madhukar had, in fact, told us that when he last met Ayyappa, both men shared a hunch that their movements were being monitored,” said a senior police official.

The police have arrested as many as 13 persons, including a habitual offender Ganesh, whom they shot at when he attacked them while trying to escape. The police are trying to ascertain if more people were involved.

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