Belagavi (Karnataka): The Karnataka Police on Tuesday formed a special team under a DSP to probe the murder of 24-year-old Arbaaz Mulla whose dead body was found on a railway track on the outskirts of the city on September 28. The parents of Arbaaz has alleged that persons related to some Hindutva outfit hacked him to death over an inter-faith love affair.
The case has been transferred from Railway Police to Belagavi Police. The police have already interrogated 30 persons in this connection and have taken 6 persons into custody and they are being questioned at an undisclosed location, reports IANS quoting sources.
There have been allegations on Sree Ram Sena, a Hindutva outfit and the police are moving cautiously in the case considering the sensitivity of the issue. The investigation officers are trying to gather evidence.
Initially, police thought that Arbaaz committed suicide by jumping before a train. However, a post mortem report found that Arbaaz was attacked before he was crushed by the train.
Arbaaz Mulla, a resident of Khanapur, is alleged to have been lynched by the family members of a girl with whom he was in love.
Arbaaz was set to marry the girl. After coming to know about this, the parents and relatives of the girl are suspected to have hacked him to death.
Arbaaz's mother Nazeema Shaik in her complaint has accused Sree Ram Sena activist Maharaj along with two others of the murder. She has also suspected the role of the girl's father and two others. She has said that Arbaaz was getting threatening calls from Maharaj and others.