Belthangady, Feb 27, 2016 : A journalist working for Mangaluru based Kannada daily Jaya Kirana was attacked by some people at Saralikatte near Uppinangady on February 26, Friday night.
The incident occurred when Asif was on way home in his two-wheeler. The assailants numbering around five who arrived by a Scorpio attacked Asif before taking to their heels.
The injured journalist is undergoing treatment at the Belthangady Government Hospital. It is said the attack was in retaliation to some reports published by Asif which had exposed unlawful activities.
If Asif has named one of the assailants as Azeez, the other four attackers have been identified as Imran, Nawaz, Siddique Bazar and Sinan.
Uppinangady Police are investigating the case.