Woman, 3 children murder case - Sangli man arrested from Belagavi

08:39PM Tue 14 Nov, 2023

Udupi, Nov 14: Praveen Arun Chowgale (35) has been apprehended in Kudachi, Rayabhaga taluk, Belagavi district, in connection with the brutal murder of a woman and her three children in Nejar. The suspect, originally from Sangli, Maharashtra, was located and arrested by the Udupi DySP-led team in Belagavi.

Acting on information about Arun Chowgale's presence in Belagavi, the Udupi police coordinated with the Belagavi police. The Belagavi police, knowing the accused was in a specific house, swiftly surrounded the location in plainclothes.

The joint operation involving Belagavi and Udupi police successfully resulted in the arrest of Arun Chowgale. The Udupi police team, which had also traveled to Kudachi, received confirmation of the arrest and conveyed that the suspect, who was attempting to leave Belgaum, is now in custody. Arun Chowgale has been brought to Udupi by the police for further proceedings.

The chilling incident unfolded on Sunday morning when the victims, Hasina (42) and her children Afnan (22), Aynaz (20), and Asim (12), were brutally stabbed to death by the accused. Hasina's mother-in-law, Hajira, was also attacked but survived after locking herself in the toilet.

(With inputs from local sources)