Mangaluru, Nov 15, 2015: Tension prevailed in Mogaveerapatna area of Ullal for some time on November 14, Saturday when three persons who had plunged into the sea in a bid to escape from the police who had asked them to come for enquiry, were assaulted by another group which was in a boat in mid sea.
The police who were investigating into a case pertaining to assault on a youth identified as Iqbal of Ullalbail reported on November 13, Friday, had arrived at the Mogaveerapatna beach and had asked five fishermen sitting there to come to the station for enquiry.
However, the five tried to escape by plunging into the waters. Soon after another group which was on a boat confronted them about 100 nautical miles off the coast and attacked them with oars. Later the five were brought to the shore while the attackers escaped. It has been gathered that the accused who had attacked the fishermen in mid sea were from Kudroli and had arrived at Mogaveerapatna to commit some crime.
Further investigations are on.