Mangalore, July 29, 2014: Kabeer a 23-year-old Muslim youth from Krishnapur, Mangalore was gunned down on April 19 instant, near Sringeri check-post while he and others were transporting cattle from Theerthahalli to Mangalore in a pick-up truck. The controversial incident caused communal tension as Sangh Parivar activists tried to attack the victim’s family members, who went to Sringeri to the body of Kabeer.
Mangalore North MLA B A Mohiuddin Bava handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh from the State government to the family of Kabeer, who was shot dead by Anti-Naxal Force personnel near Sringeri three months ago.
Protests were held demanding justice for Kabeer and action against ANF personnel. ANF has claimed that they mistook the group for Naxals, it was suspected as a deliberate murder. ANF constable Naveen G Naik, who had shot Kabir is on bail granted by Karnataka High Court.
Initially state government announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation. But later it enhanced to Rs 10 lakh. ZP member Melwyn D’Souza, MCC Member Ayaz Krishnapur, Purushothama Chithrapura, Prathibha Kulai, Suhail Kandak, Keshava Sanil, Krishna Ameen, Sunil, Jabbar, Muhammad Shoaib, Muhammad Ali, Revenue Inspector Naveen, MCC Engineer Khader and others present on the occasion. The case is set to progress.