MANGALURU: A young man was stabbed to death outside a textile shop in Surathkal, on the outskirts of the city, by an unidentified attacker group on Thursday night, police sources said.
The incident happened while Prime Minister Basavaraj Bommai was visiting the home of Praveen Nettar, the leader of the BJP youth wing, who was hacked to his death in Bellare.
The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Fazil, a resident of Mangalpete near Surathkal. He was seriously injured in the attack and died on the way to the hospital.
Mangaluru city police commissioner, N Shashi Kumar, told the intermediary that three to four bad guys attacked the young man. A case has been registered at the Surathkal police station.
The commissioner asked people not to spread false rumors. “I visited the site of the incident and spoke to witnesses. It is not yet clear what the motive behind the attack was. We have imposed bans under section 144 within Surathkal, Panambur, Mulky and Bajpe police stations. All liquor stores will remain closed on Friday in these areas. If necessary, the ban will be extended to other places,” he said.
The killing comes shortly after the murder of BJP youth wing leader Praveen Kumar Nettar in Bellare, county on Tuesday night.
The gang chased after Fazil, who was talking to an acquaintance, rushed at him, gave chase, caught him being brutally attacked and stabbed him. Police sources said an investigation was underway.
(With input from PTI & ANI)