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Kannada actor Darshan arrested in connection with murder case

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Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa has been arrested in connection with the murder of Renuka Swamy.

In the latest development, prominent Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and fellow actor Pavithra Gowda have been taken into police custody in connection with the shocking murder of 33-year-old Renuka Swamy. Heinous details have emerged, revealing the extent of the crime. Police told the news agency PTI (Press Trust of India), that Pavithra allegedly instigated Darshan to punish Renuka Swamy. Darshan then allegedly engaged the Chitradurga unit of his fan club, led by Raghavendra alias Raghu, to gather information on Renuka Swamy.

Kannada actor Darshan arrested in connection with murder case

Kannada actor Darshan arrested in connection with murder case

Gruesome Crime Unfolds

Sahana, the wife of the victim, alle that Raghavendra picked up her husband near their residence on Friday night. Sources indicate that Renuka Swamy was abducted and transported to a shed in Bengaluru's Kamakshipalya area. "Darshan beat up Renuka Swamy with a belt. After he fell unconscious, his accomplices thrashed him with sticks and threw him against a wall, which proved fatal," police revealed. The victim's body, which had multiple bone fractures, was then dumped in a stormwater drain.

On-Site Crime Scene Investigation

On Wednesday, actors Darshan and Pavithra were taken to Pattanagere for an on-site inspection of the crime scene by investigators. Darshan's associates, including Nikhil, Vinay, Karthik, and Raghavendra, were also brought to the scene for inspection.

"Police Given Free-Hand in Case Involving Actor Darshan": Karnataka Home Minister

Addressing the situation, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara emphasized that law enforcement has full autonomy in dealing with the arrests in the Renuka Swamy murder case. He affirmed that legal actions will be pursued accordingly, regardless of the suspects' status. Parameshwara stressed the importance of allowing the legal process to unfold and cautioned against any vigilantism. "He (Darshan) was brought (from Mysuru to Bengaluru) on the information about his involvement in the murder and has been arrested, inquiry is on. Based on what comes from the inquiry, action will be taken. Law is equal for everyone whether it is Darshan or Parameshwara. So, no one should take law into their hands," he told reporters.

Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce Awaits Investigation Outcome

N M Suresh, the President of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), indicated that any decision regarding Darshan Thoogudeepa's status within the industry will be made after consulting with the artists' union. He hinted that concrete actions will likely follow only after the police complete their investigation and submit a charge-sheet. "First of all, I express my condolences to the family of Renuka Swamy...we too share their grief. We too are saying that the guilty should be punished mercilessly as per law. We too have got certain complaints, but there is a Kalavidara Sangha (artistes' union) for it. We have spoken to the Kalavidara Sangha, we are trying to hold a discussion with artists. We cannot decide unilaterally. I will call a meeting to discuss. Until the police investigation is over and they file a charge-sheet the accused (culprits) will not be known, once that's done, we will take necessary action," he said.


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