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Shops down shutters in Kumble - Youth stabbed to death

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Kasargod, Feb 23, 2015 :  Sakir (19), son of Ahmed Haji of Tsunami colony was found allegedly murdered in Kumble February 22, following which miscreants went on a rampage damaging shops.  It is reported, argument took place between two groups regarding some pass issue at the gate of a football match.

sakir kasaragodWhen the situation turned tense, the police intervened and managed to pacify the fighting groups.  Later in the evening, some persons waylaid Sakir while he was on his way home and stabbed him.

Though Sakir was taken to district hospital in Kumble, he could not be saved.  A case has been registered against four persons identified as Farooq, Basith, Siddique and Rashid. It is learnt that Farooq was accused in the murder of one Hamid at Kumble railway station a few years ago.  Sources said that the two groups had been engaged in a fight over the last few days.

After news spread about the death of Sakir, a group of persons went on a rampage demanding the closure of shops. Some shops were damaged. Police who acted swiftly managed to bring the situation under control.  Today February 23 , shops in Kumble remained closed. Vehicles are running normally.

Also, some miscreants gathered in front of accused Farooq’s house at Koippady in Kumble and pelted stones, causing damage to the house.  Security has been tightened.