Mangaluru, Jan 8, 2017: Sand mafia is suspected to be behind the gang attack on two youngsters at Kotepura near Ullal on January 7, Saturday night.
The injured namely Nifan (21) of Bandikotia and Hanif from Mukkachery have been hospitalised.
It has been gathered that the two who were riding an Activa scooter had fell on the ground when a lorry hit their two-wheeler from behind. Soon after as many as 25 men who were ready with sticks had attacked the duo. The assailants had fled before the police could arrive at the spot, after reportedly robbing Rs 25,000 cash which Nifan had.
Some of the accused have been identified as Sharif, Imthiaz, Athuf, Irshad, Hakim and his two brothers. Siddique Ullal, father of Nifan has alleged that one of the accused named Sharif was part of sand mafia and was also involved in several unlawful activities. Siddique said that the accused had also threatened Nifan’s mother and warned that all family members would be eliminated.