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Alliance ex-VC murder case: Seven more, including prime accused Suraj Singh’s girlfriend, arrested

Ayyappa Dore   | Photo Credit: V Sreenivasa Murthy

The police have arrested seven more people including two women, who were allegedly part of the conspiracy to murder the former Vice Chancellor of Alliance University, Ayyappa Dore. He was murdered while taking a walk at HMT playground near his house in RT Nagar police on the night of October 15.

The accused have been identified as Kantharaju, 28, a drummer; Sunil Rao, 31, an executive in a private bank; his brother-in-law, Arun Kumar, 40; Fayaz, 29, a mechanic from J.C. Nagar; and Vinay, 24, cab driver also from J.C. Nagar.

The women have been identified as Fayaz’s sister Rizwana, 38, and Salma, 28, a dance bar girl who was in a relationship with one of the prime accused in the case, Suraj Singh.

“Four of the accused — Kantharaju , Sunil, Fayaz and Vinay — actively took part in the reconnaissance and attacked Ayyappa with lethal weapons along with Suraj, killing him on the spot,” said a senior police officer. The other three, including the women, provided logical support and have been charged with conspiracy and harbouring the accused, a senior police officer said.

Investigations revealed that Suraj Singh and Salma had planned to flee the city and move to another country after getting the money from Sudhir Angur.

Background

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 anmd varsity co-founder Madhukar Angur so that he could gain control over Alliance.. Both Sudhir and Suraj were arrested.

The R.T. Nagar police have taken the accused into custody, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to 10.

Another accused Ganesh was shot by police when he tried to attack them in a bid to escape.

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