Mangaluru, July 19, 2016: People who allegedly assaulted two Bajrang Dal activists on Saturday night near Mijar, off Mangaluru, were habitual offenders involved in illegal cow transport, the police have said.
Dharmendra Poojary and Dharmendra H., residents of Thodar near Moodbidri, were assaulted with wooden logs containing nails by a group of 10 to 15 people.
The victims have named eight persons in their complaint. The Bajpe police said that some of the accused, including Basheer and Talwar Sharief, were cattle transporters and habitual offenders.
The incident occurred when the victims riding a two-wheeler were returning home after dropping Muneer alias Devu, a native of Orissa and presently residing at Urki, at his house.
The assailants reportedly alleged that the victims had some illicit affairs at Muneer’s house before thrashing them. The assailants later barged into Muneer’s house and assaulted his wife too, the police said.
According to the police, the assailants had been intimidating the victims for quite sometime and were awaiting an opportunity. Besides Basheer and Sharief, the victims have named Ashfaq, Mustafa, Kunta Sharief, Arfaz and Tamzeel as the other apart from some other unidentified persons, the police said.
The police have registered a case of attempt to murder and are in the process of securing the accused, who are at large. Meanwhile, Muneer’s wife too has lodged a police complaint against these persons.
Courtesy: The Hindu