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Bhopal: Three more accused of deadly attack held

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BHOPAL: The cops on Sunday arrested three more accused who opened fire on two siblings and fatally stabbed them at Anna Nagar under Govindpura police station area on Saturday. One of the accused was arrested soon after the incident. However, the main accused is still absconding.

The five assailants of deadly attack on the siblings have been identified as Sandeep Patil, Rohit Patil, Nitin, Shubham and Gopal who had attacked the victims over an old rivalry. Main accused Gopal had opened the fire. The gunshot nicked the head of one of the victim severely injuring him. The cops are still clueless about the whereabouts of Gopal who is still absconding.  A love triangle is reported to be the main reason behind differences between accused Gopal and one of the victims, Venkatesh. It was not before long that they used to be close friends. Both the injured Dinesh, 30, and M Venkatesh, 26, are brothers and reside in Anna Nagar area. On Saturday morning both the victims were attacked by the five assailants over the old rivalry.  Gopal had made several rounds of fire on the victims. One of the bullets nicked past right side of head of Venkatesh. Later all the accused also stabbed the victims several times. Investigating Officer Satyendra Singh said, “The injured Venkatesh and prime accused Gopal Patel were close friend and previously both were accused in attempt to murder. But due to differences, they became arch rival of each other in Anna Nagar.

We have arrested three more accused-Sandeep, Nitin and Subham. Rohit was already arrested on Saturday. Only Gopal Patil is absconding.”