Kannada scholar MM Kalburgi's murder suspect dead?

Kannada writer Dr MM Kalburgi's killer may be dead.

Updated: Oct 28, 2015, 17:11 PM IST
Kannada scholar MM Kalburgi's murder suspect dead?

Belagavi: An unidentified dead body have been found by the Karnataka police which reportedly resembles to one of the killers of Kannada writer Dr MM Kalburgi.

The body has reportedly been found in Belagavi district, North Karnataka, as per a report in India Today.

The unidentified body was reportedly found on October 18 near the Khanapur forests.

Also found near the body was an unused bullet.

However, reports said that the matter was brought to notice of higher-up only Wednesday.

As of now, nobody has come forward to claim the body.

Belagavi SP Ravikanthe Gowda was quoted in the report as saying that nothing could be said upfront and identity of the dead body needed to be identified first.

Kalburgi was shot dead at his residence in Dharwad by unidentified assailants, an incident which had evoked nationwide protest.

Police had released sketches of the suspects, as per PTI.

Karnataka government later decided to hand over the case to CBI for probe.