Moodbidri, Oct 9,2015: A young flower merchant who had a shop outside the Samaja Mandir here was gruesomely killed by unidentified assailants on October 9, Friday morning.
The murdered person has been identfiied as Prashanth (29) of Hosabettu village. Sources said the assailants attacked Prashanth behind the autorickshaw park close by his shop just as he was bringing flowers for sale in his shop. The incident took place at around 7 am.
Though a critically injured Prashanth was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Mangaluru, he breathed his last there.
Sources said Prashanth was a member of some Hindu organisation.