Bantwal, Dec 9,2015 : A person hailing from Maripalla near here was attacked by a gang of 11 assailants at the Maripalla Junction on December 9, Wednesday.
The victim has been identified as Haneef alias Mada Haneef (38). The incident took place when Haneef was heading towards his shop located near Maripalla junction.
The assailants who arrived by an Alto car and bikes assaulted Haneef with lethal weapons.
Haneef who sustained serious injuries in the attack, has been hospitalised. It has been gathered that he was an accused in the case of autorickshaw driver Rifai murder case. The suspicion is that the Jabbar gang was behind the attack.
Senior police officials including DCP Shantharaju, ASP Vincent Shanthakumar, Bantwal Circle Inspector Belliyappa and others visited the spot.
Further investigations are in progress.