Police officials have provided tight security to dairy farm owner Shivanna’s family after he shot two gangsters dead on Sunday evening at his farmhouse in Vaddarahalli village on Solur-Kunigal Road in Kudur police station limits.
Earlier it was reported that his son Mani shot the duo dead. Shivanna was forced to open fire from his licensed gun at the members of a rowdy gang, who tried to molest his wife, daughter-in-law and attempted to kill the entire family, including two children.
The accused had attempted to barge into Shivanna’s house when he refused to pay hafta of `50,000 to get bail for Betthanagere Shankara, who is currently at the Hindalga prison in Belgaum.
According to the police, the deceased have been identified as Siddaraju (28) a resident of Kuppemala and Kumar (26), a resident of Kamakshipalya.
Kumar was found dead near the entrance of Shivanna’s farm house, while Siddaraju was found dead inside a car (KA-05-MF-3666) beside the house.
Meanwhile, Suresh, the driver of Tata Sumo, also sustained bullet injuries.
“According to Suresh’s statement, he was allegedly waylaid by the rowdies and he was threatened to take the gang near Shivanna’s house. As he sustained injuries, the rowdies took him to Tumkur government hospital, where he was reportedly thrown inside the hospital compound by them,” the police said.
Victim was repeatedly threatened
In the police complaint, Shivanna has stated that Siddaraju was threatening him to give the money from a couple of days. On Sunday afternoon, he had gone to a fair in Nelamanagla and returned around 4 pm.
Siddaraju, along with his brother-in-law and other two persons, came to his farm house and demanded money. When Shivanna refused, they broke the window of his Bolero car and fled the scene after warning him to arrange the money.
Shivanna, then informed the police about the incident and asked for security. The police who rushed to the spot noticed the incident and returned to the station to report the case. Meanwhile, Siddaraju, along with his group came back, and demanded money.
Shivanna told them that he had no money and asked them to leave his house. Enraged over this, Siddaraju tried to molest his daughter-in-law who was inside the kitchen and his associates threw lethal weapons at him.
Shivanna went inside his bedroom and locked the door. He fired thrice in the air with his double barrel gun through the window and warned them to leave his daughter-in-law.
Hearing the gun shots, Kumar, who had two weapons in his hand tried to attack one of his family members. Shivanna shot him and again warned them to leave his place. Siddaraju asked his associates to kill all the family members and rushed to his car to take weapons.
Noticing his act, Shivanna came to the kitchen window and shot at Siddaraju. Others escaped in their vehicles, the police explained. Ramanagaram SP Anupam Agarawal said six police personnel including two sub-inspectors were deployed for the security of Shivanna’s family.
“Investigations have revealed that Shivanna had fired ten rounds. However, I don’t want to reveal the details of the accused and their arrests as the investigation is still under process.
” ‘Shivanna’s Brave Act’ Appreciated Speaking to Express, Amar Kumar Pandey, IGP (Central Range), said, “I appreciate Shivanna’s brave act and his presence of mind.
He has done an extraordinary job by saving the lives of his family members and his own. ” It is said that Siddaraju, a real estate businessman, was an associate of Betthanagere Seena and later he had fell out with his own gang.
He had mentioned Betthanagere Shankara’s name by demanding money for his bail. The police have recovered four mobile phones from the deceased and a Maruthi 800 car, Tata Sumo and lethal weapons.