In a significant development, the Udupi police have successfully apprehended the suspect linked to the brutal murder of four family members in Nejar, Udupi. The shocking incident, which took place in broad daylight on Sunday, sent shockwaves through the community, demanding swift action. Utilizing CCTV footage and coordination between Udupi and Belagavi police, the joint operation led to the suspect’s arrest as he attempted to flee.
Praveen Chowgale, the accused in the heinous murder of a woman and her three children in Nejar, Udupi, has been successfully arrested by the Udupi police in Kudachi, Rayabhaga taluk, Belagavi district. Originally from Sangli, Maharashtra, the suspect had been on the run for the past two days and was planning to escape to Maharashtra or Andhra via Belgaum. The Udupi DySP-led team located and apprehended him based on technical evidence, leading to the demolition of Khedda.
Reports suggest that Praveen Chowgale was a CRPF personnel, and preliminary information indicates that he was working at Mangalore Airport. The arrest was made in Kudachi based on mobile tower data, highlighting the role of technology in tracking down the suspect.
The joint operation between Udupi and Belagavi police proved successful as they swiftly surrounded the location where the accused was hiding. The Udupi police team, which also traveled to Kudachi, confirmed the arrest and conveyed that Praveen Chowgale, attempting to leave Belgaum, is now in custody. The suspect has been brought to Udupi for further legal proceedings.
The breakthrough in this case comes after the shocking incident on Sunday in Nejar, Udupi, where an unidentified assailant brutally murdered a woman and her three children. The community was left in shock, calling for justice and the swift arrest of the perpetrator. Utilizing CCTV footage, law enforcement tracked down the suspect in a neighboring district, leading to his prompt arrest.
Following the arrest, Home Minister G Parameshwar personally assured the head of the affected family, Noor Mohammad, of a speedy investigation. Police sources have confirmed the apprehension of the suspect and indicated that the investigation is ongoing. Speaking to the media, SP Arun Kumar stated, “We are verifying multiple suspects, and we are likely to get a clear picture tomorrow.” The arrest brings a glimmer of hope to the community, signaling progress in the pursuit of justice for the victims of this tragic incident.