Mangaluru, 19 April 2015: The proprietor of ‘313 Developers’ Rafeeq (60), a resident of Bajpe Karambaru has found dead under suspicious circumstances on the banks of Gurupura River near Pera Juma Masjid at Maravoor on the outskirts of the city on April 18 Saturday evening.
According to sources, Rafeeq hat left his flat located at Kenjar on Saturday at around 1: 30 p.m. after offering Zuhr Namaz. His driver took him in his car to Pera Juma Masjid, wherein minor construction works are going on.
He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters and large number of relatives and friends. Jurisdictional Bajpe Police have registered a case and investigations are on.
According to the driver, Rafeeq gave him salary of a week and asked him to leave and come back at around 3:30 p.m. to pick him. Rafeeq also told him that a team of philanthropists would be coming to meet the former to give donations to the Masjid.
The driver returned to the Masjid exactly at 3:30 to pick his boss. But, he did not find Rafeeq in the Masjid. The driver, in his complaint to the police, said that when he tried to call Rafeeq, his mobile was switched off.
The driver searched for Rafeeq along with local residents and found his body on the banks of the Gurupura River.
Rafeeq was a well-known philanthropist and community leader in Bajpe area. He has built a few residential apartments in Bajpe and surrounding areas. He was also the president of Bajpe Karambaru Masjid.