Supari killers arrested for four murders, elder son had given Rs 65 lakh to take out dad

It was the first such supari killing in Gadag. The killers, many of them baby faced, were in the 19-29 age group.
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Gadag: Police in Gadag on Monday arrested the killers responsible for four brutal murders on Friday night.

The elder son had given the Rs 65 lakh supari on his father and family.

All the eight accused, including the son, were arrested on Monday. The seven others were supari killers from Miraj.

Elder son, Vinayak, the main accused, had given Rs 2 lakh in cash as advance to Fairoz and Zeeshan last week and told them to finish off the whole family.

It was the first such supari killing in Gadag. The killers, many of them baby faced, were in the 19-29 age group.

The plan was to kill Prakash Bakale and his wife Sunanda Bakale, who is now vice president of Gadag Betageri Municipal Council, and their son Karthik. But unfortunately three relatives from Koppal, who came for a function at the Bakale house, ended up as the victims.

Vinayak Bakale, the elder son of Prakash Bakale, had frequent quarrels with his father.

Vinayak is the son of Prakash Bakale’s first wife and living in a separate house. Both father and son differed over the running of their real-estate business and on property matters.

A frustrated Vinayak gave a supari to Fairoz and gang of Miraj who were working in Gadag as car sales agents.

The supari killers whom he employed are Fairoz Khaji (29), Zeeshan Khanzi (24), Sahil Khazi (19), Sohail Khazi (19), Sultan Shaikh (23), Mahesh Salunke (21) and Wahid Bepari(21).

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The team of seven killers entered the house of Prakash Bakale through the AC vent on Friday night at around 2.30 am and killed four family members, who were sleeping.

They also tried to kill Prakash Bakale and Sundanda Bakale but made good their escape when they heard Prakash calling the police.

The Gadag police cracked the case in 72 hours and arrested all eight persons involved in this killing.

Belagavi North Range IGP Vikash Kumar Vikash in a press meet said that DG and IGP Alok Mohan had announced a Rs 5 lakh cash prize for the cops who worked on the case.

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