Malpe, June 07, 2019: A fish seller who is also a Gram Panchayat Member of Farangipete was attacked with lethal weapons by a gang of masked assailants at Malpe Port during the early hours of June 7, Friday.
The injured person Riyaz (32) of Farangipete has been admitted to Manipal Hospital. Riyaz had arrived at the Malpe Port in a fish truck along with three others during the wee hours. He was resting inside the vehicle while others had alighted.
It is suspected that the assailants were following the vehicle from Mangaluru and attacked Riyaz when others were not around. He has sustained serious injuries in his neck while one of his fingers is also cut off in the attack.
Malpe Police have registered a case and are conducting the investigation.