The West division police on Sunday evening arrested slain former councillor Rekha Kadiresh’s sister-in-law Mala and her son Arul in reference to the homicide.
With this, seven individuals have been arrested to date and efforts are on to trace down others concerned within the homicide.
In response to the police, Mala and Arul are the prime accused within the case.
Their names cropped up after the police grilled Peter, Surya, Stephen, Ajay, and Purushotham, who had been arrested quickly after the homicide on Thursday.
Former Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillor Rekha Kadiresh was hacked to demise by armed males outdoors her workplace close to the flower backyard in Cottonpet on June 24 round 10.30 a.m. The 2-time BJP councillor from Chalavadipalya was supervising distribution of aid materials and breakfast when the assailants struck.
She was rushed to Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) the place she succumbed.
A senior police officer mentioned, “It was a deliberate homicide. The assailants had turned away the CCTV cameras put in outdoors the workplace. We suspect that the assailants had been identified to her and had been conscious of her routine.”
Three years in the past, in February 2018, her husband Kadiresh S., a rowdy-sheeter, was hacked to demise close to Muneshwara temple in Chalavadipalya.