After murder of BJP leader, another youth hacked to death

The two incidents stoke tension in Karnataka
After murder of BJP leader, another youth hacked to death

Dakshina Kannada: A youth was allegedly hacked to death in Mangaluru district of Karnataka on Thursday evening after the murder of a Bharatiya Janata Party leader Praveen Kumar Nettaru, sources said on Friday.   

The youth was murdered immediately after Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai had visited the family members of Nettaru. Both the murders stoked tension and panic in the state. The youth was a resident of Mangalpete near Surathkal, on the outskirts of Mangaluru. Meanwhile, the authorities clamped prohibitory orders in four police stations.

According to reports, a group of people came in a car and moved towards the youth who was standing outside his shop. When he tried to run away, they chased and attacked him with lethal weapons. After he slumped to the ground, the miscreants escaped and the youth died in a hospital. The CCTV footage of the incident sent shockwaves through the state.

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The police said that the incident may have been a revenge killing, but there was no official statement. The owners of liquor shops have been asked to put up their shutters.

“We will ascertain the motive behind the murder. The action will be initiated transparently and people should not take law into their hands and cooperate,” the Police Commissioner added.