Mangalore: A professor, known for his left ideology-leanings and criticism of Hindu outfits, was today subjected to a cowdung attack by some unidentified persons, police said.
Some unidentified persons splashed cowdung mixed with water on Professor Pattabirama Somayaji of the Mangalore University College while he was coming out of a food stall in Pump Well area, police said.
The immediate provocation for the attack was not known. However, a case has been registered, police said.
The incident comes close on the heels of the assault on a Professor of Jadavpur University, allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, who objected to his circulating a cartoon critical of TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, triggering public outcry.
Earlier, Mangalore had witnessed incidents of moral policing by suspected activists of right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene, triggering protests by locals.
Story first published:
April 21, 2012 21:44 IST