A young man was stabbed to death outside a textile shop at Surathkal on the outskirts of Mangaluru by a group of unidentified assailants on Thursday evening, police sources said. Ten individuals were nabbed by the police after the incident.
The incident occurred while Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was on a visit to the house of Praveen Nettar, BJP youth wing leader who was hacked to death at Bellare.
The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Fazil (30), a resident of Mangalpete near Surathkal. He was grievously injured in the attack and died on the way to hospital, they said.
The murder comes close on the heels of the killing of BJP youth wing leader Praveen Kumar Nettar in Bellare in the district on Tuesday night.
The gang which came after Fazil who was talking to an acquaintance, charged at him, chased, caught him brutally assaulted and stabbed him.
Ten in custody
The Mangaluru police has taken into custody 10 accused in connection to the case. All of them are history-sheeters.
According to the police commissioner, section 144 CrPC has been imposed at Surathkal, Mulki, Bajpe, Panambur.
Security has been beefed up in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in view of the tense situation, police said on Friday. Schools and colleges in Suratkal, Bajpe, Mulki and Pannambur police station limits will remain closed today.
The prohibitory orders have been imposed from Thursday night till July 30 morning, Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashikumar said. All liquor shops will remain shut and 19 check posts have been set up including the Karnataka-Kerala border, where all the vehicles will be searched, the official said. He added that no one will be allowed to roam in the city beyond 10 pm.
(With PTI inputs.)