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8 held for Advani's NSG commando's death

July 17, 2009 02:48 IST
The Mangalore police have picked up eight persons in connection with the alleged murder of an National Security Guard commando who used to be part of L K Advanis security cordon.

Suresh Rathore, the NSG commando had passed away on June 28, and the reason for his death, cited at that time was an accident. However on Thursday, the police suspected foul play and arrested eight persons from Moodubidri, near Mangalore suspecting them to be involved in Rathore's death.

Police sources told that Rathore might have had a personal rivalry with these men. On June 28, Rathore was travelling by rickshaw near Moodubidri, when the 8 men allegedly chased him. In a bid to escape from them, Rathore is said to have jumped out of the vehicle, as he landed on the road, Rathore was hit by a jeep and sustained severe injuries.
Vicky Nanjappa