Kasargod, Dec 18, 2015 : A Congress worker who is also a Block Panchayat Member has been arrested in connection with the incident wherein the house of an AAP candidate who had contested the local body elections of Uduma Mangad was torched. The incident had taken place on November 11.
The arrested person is Anwar Mangad (36). He has been charged with conspiring to torch the house.
Four other accused in the case who were directly involved in the torching of the house have already been arrested.
Anwar was apprehended on the basis of the revelation made by the former.
The house of Ibrahim was torched when he and his family members had visited a relative’s house.
Some people had accused Ibrahim of being responsible for the defeat of the Congress in the election. This issue is suspected to have led to the torching of his house.