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Karnataka: Tension grips in several areas after youth hacked to death

Mangaluru: A youth in Surathkal, in outskirts of Karnataka’s Mangaluru, was hacked to death by an unidentified group on July 28. Following the incident, tension gripped in the area, owing to which, Section 144 has been imposed.

“He was attacked with a lethal weapon by a group of youth. Case filed at Surathkal PS. Sec 144 CrPC imposed at Surathkal, Mulki, Bajpe, Panambur,” says Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar.

While giving details on the incident, the Police Commissioner informed that the incident took place at around 8pm (on July 28) when a group of people started thrashing the man.

Fazil, the victim was 23 years old, was then rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he was declared dead.

The police is taking up a complaint of an eyewitness who was with the deceased during the incident and a case of murder in Surathkal PS.

“Keeping in view the sensitivity of the situation in important areas under Mangaluru city commissionerate, we’ve imposed prohibitory orders u/s 144,” added the Police Commissioner.

“All wine shops under the commissionerate limits will be closed for July 29,” informed Kumar.

The official further urged the Muslim leaders to perform their prayers at their homes, in the larger interest of the law and order of every locality.

The Police Commissioner further said: “The motive behind the incident and the identity of the culprits is being investigated… I appeal to all the citizens to not succumb to any rumours being spread by vested-interest groups.”

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