The Mysuru police have reportedly detained six people including a government official for the murder of RTI activist Srinath in the city.
The police detained a Mysuru Urban Development Authority’s (MUDA) assistant engineer among others, for questioning, based on the statements of the deceased’s family, The New Indian Express reported.
On Friday evening, 36-year-old Srinath’s body was recovered by the police in Cauvery River near Srirangapatna, a day after he was reported missing.
According to Srinath’s family, he had faced threats from the engineer and a few others from a private co-operative housing society, after Srinath exposed them. The family told reporters that Srinath had also given information about several government official for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets. The police have reportedly recovered several documents pertaining to the case from Srinath's house.
His family filed a missing person complaint with Kuvempunagar police on Friday morning, after he failed to return home on Thursday night. After his brother contacted Srinath on his mobile phone at 7.30 pm on Thursday, both his mobile phones were switched off.
The police found his body- with multiple stab wounds- wrapped in four bed sheets and believe that Srinath was killed elsewhere.
According to The New Indian Express, City Police Commissioner A Subramanyeshwara Rao who visited the scene of crime on Saturday said that the investigation was on.