Karnataka tense after Hindutva gang kills Muslim man

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Tension has gripped parts of Karnataka after a Hindutva gang stabbed to death a Muslim man at Krishnapura in Mangaluru city of the Indian state.

Section 144 has been imposed after the Hindutva gang stabbed the Muslim man identified as ‘Jaleel’ to death in the city. The restrictions have been clamped for 48 hours to prevent any untoward incident, the police added. Jaleel was stabbed while he was standing in front of his shop.

His attackers fled from the spot after the assault, the police added. The victim was rushed to the hospital but he died during treatment.

“The injured breathed his last and now the body is shifted to AJ hospital for further procedures,” said police commissioner N Shashikumar.

Mangaluru city police commissioner promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Surathkal, Bajpe, Kavoor and Panambur police station limit, from 6 am on Sunday, December 25 till Tuesday, December 27, 6 am, to prevent any untoward incidents connected to the murder.—KMS