Murder case: Kannada actor Darshan quizzed by police

BENGALURU: Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara has confirmed that leading Kannada film actor Darshan Thoogudeepa is under police inquiry regarding an alleged murder. The investigation will determine his involvement.
The 47-year-old actor was taken from a Mysuru hotel in connection with the June 9 murder of a man named Renuka Swamy, in the Kamakshipalya area of Bengaluru, according to police sources.
Following the murder, Swamy’s body, who was an employee at a pharmacy company and a native of Chitradurga, was found dumped in a water drain in Kamakshipalya.

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“A person from Chitradurga was murdered in Bengaluru. In connection with that murder some people have been arrested, and during their inquiry Darshan’s name has come, so he has been brought for inquiry,” said Parameshwara to reporters.
“Until the investigation is over, nothing can be said. Whether he (Darshan) is involved or not. What is the reason for the murder. Why has his name come? All those things will be known only after the investigation. So at this point in time, nothing else can be said,” he added.
It is alleged that the deceased had posted derogatory comments about a film actress on social media.
When asked further, Parameshwara confirmed, “He (Darshan) was arrested in Mysuru and has been brought to Bengaluru. He is in police custody and is being subjected to inquiry.”
The investigation continues as authorities seek to uncover more details surrounding the incident.Source : Times of India