Mangalore: Bajrang Dal activist who forced closure of abattoir hacked to death, 8 held

21, Oct 2015

Police said 29-year-old Prashant Poojary, a flower-seller, was hacked to death outside his shop, some 40 km from Mangalore.
By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: October 21, 2015 7:08 am
A Bajrang Dal activist who actively participated in a campaign that led to the closure of a slaughter house in the Moodabidri region of Dakshina Kannada was hacked to death on October 9. Police have so far arrested eight Muslim men — four on Tuesday and four last Sunday — calling it a “revenge killing”, the result of “communal rivalry”.
Police said 29-year-old Prashant Poojary, a flower-seller, was hacked to death outside his shop, some 40 km from Mangalore. The attack was carried out by a group of six men who came on motorcycles wearing masks and wielding knives.
Before he died, Prashant revealed the identities of four of his assailants to his father Anand Poojary, police said.
Mangalore police commissioner S Murugan identified the persons arrested Sunday as Mohammed Hanif (36),
Mohammed Ilyas (27), Ibrahim Liyaqat (26), and Abdul Rashid (39), all residents of Dakshina Kannada district.
On Tuesday, four more were arrested — Mohammed Sharif (42), Mustafa Kavoor (28), Mohammed Mustafa (25), and Kabeer (28).

 

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