Bhatkal, Mar 08, 2018 : Right wing activists brutally assault two Bhatkal youths for allegedly trafficking cattle on March 07, Wednesday, late at night on NH 66 nera Karki. Four people were taken into custody, while the case against more than hundred assaulters has been booked in Honnavar police station.
Nurulameen Mukhtasar (40) and Ghufran Pothe (35) are the persons who have been asaulted.
Sources said that the duo were returning to Bhatkal late night on Wednesday at around 11:30 pm after purchasing two buffalos and a bull from Ankola. A group of more than hundred right-wing activists waylaid their Bolero pickup vehicle near Karki NH-66 and assaulted them . Both were seriously injured.
It is learnt that instead of admitting the victims to Bhatkal or Mangaluru hospital, they were taken to Karwar hospital with the intention to keep things under wraps and away from limelight. The victim Nurulameen was beaten in such a way that his one hand was fractured and also sustained grievous head and body injuries. Another victim Ghufran too was beaten badly and he received multiple injuries on his back and stomach.
Assaulters have also filed a case against Nurulameen and Ghufran in Honnavar police station on the charges of illegally transporting cattle.
Investigations are underway.