On Camera, Karnataka Man Stabbed To Death By Masked Attackers

The savage attack, caught on a CCTV camera, took place amid tension in the district over the killing of BJP youth wing leader Praveen Nettaru on Tuesday night.

CCTV footage shows the attackers wearing black cloth masks

Bengaluru:

A man was stabbed to death outside a shop by masked attackers in Karnataka's Mangaluru on Thursday evening. The savage attack, caught on a CCTV camera, took place amid tension in the district over the killing of BJP youth wing leader Praveen Nettaru on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old Fazil was talking to an acquaintance when the assailants stepped out of a car and ran towards him, the police said.

CCTV footage from the lane showed the men, their faces covered with black cloth masks, attacking the man outside a clothing store. He was repeatedly hit with a stick and stabbed. Even after he collapsed and a mannequin fell on top of him, one of the men continued to hit him.

The reason for the attack is not known yet, and a hunt is on for the accused, the police said.

Prohibitory orders banning large gatherings were imposed in Suratkal and adjoining areas shortly after the attack and will be in place till July 30.

"It is a highly sensitive area. Therefore, prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been clamped in Suratkal and three adjoining police station limits, Mulky, Panambur, Bajpe PS Limits," said Shashi Kumar, the police chief in Mangaluru.

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 police chief said that no one will be allowed to roam in the city after 10 pm.

Condemning the killing, Karnataka Home Minister Araga Gnanendra said that the attackers will be punished. He said that additional police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order. "Prohibitory orders have been enforced in six police stations. Anyone who tries to take the law into their hands will be be prosecuted," Mr Gnanendra said.

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