Mangaluru, Dec 12, 2016 : Mangaluru City Police Commissioner M Chandra Sekhar named those in custody as Ahmad Shinan, 22, residing near Nadupalli Mosque, Sheikh Shahbaz, 22, from Kudroli, and Anish Ashraf, 19, also from Kudroli. The trio had made a futile bid to kill Mohammad Ijaz, 26, a resident of Nellikai Road in the city, on December 02.
The accused, who waited for Mohammad Ijaz to return to his flat, attacked him from behind with sharp weapons as he was alighting from the scooter that he drove in front of his flat. As Ijaz ran to save his life, the trio chased him and attacked him with talwar causing injuries on his head and also stabbed him on the back with knives and fled the scene, leaving Ijaz a grievously injured.
Based on a tip off, personnel of Mangaluru South police station, where a case of attempt to murder was registered, nabbed the accused near Surathkal junction as they were coming back to the city after being on the run since the incident. Police also seized a scooter, talwar and knives used by the accused. PC Chandra Sekhar said the accused had fled to Goa after committing the offence and were returning to the city when they were intercepted and taken into custody.
Noting that the incident had taken place on account of personal enmity between the victim and the accused, PC Chandra Sekhar said that police investigation is now focussing on other people behind the incident, those who sheltered the accused and provided them with logistical and other kinds of support when they were on the run.