Mangalore vigilantes at it again

Muslims students roughed up in KSRTC bus

While three students were attacked near Adyar on the outskirts of the City, a boy was assaulted near State Bank here. Muzafar (19), Naufal (19) and Nizar (17), who boarded a KSRTC bus towards Mangalore from Bantwal at around 7.45 am, were assaulted by a group of six miscreants when the bus reached near Sayhadri College in Adyar.

Muzafar told Deccan Herald that they were occupying the back row seats of the bus. “Miscreants belonging to Hindu vigilante group had boarded the bus from Adyar and started beating three of us without any reason. They used abusive language against our community and one of them wearing a metal punch, assaulted us,” he added. Naufal said that the miscreants kicked him when he fell down.

All the three victims are students of different educational institutions in the city. Muzafar and Naufal, residents of Bantwal, are I BA students while Nizar, a resident of Lorettopadavu in Bantwal, is a PU student. Kankanady police have registered a case.
In another incident of vigilante attack, a 16-year old boy was roughed up for talking to a girl of another religion in the city on Saturday.

Khahid, a 10th standard student of a city based school, was beaten up by a vigilante group member near the State Bank junction for talking to his classmate, belonging to Hindu religion. Khahid, a resident of Someshwara Ucchil, told Deccan Herald that he spoke to the girl only because she was his classmate.

“He (miscreant) did not listen to my pleas and continued to beat me. Later, he took me in an autorickshaw towards Pandeshwar Police Station. However, he did not take me to police station and instead, he dropped me back at the State Bank junction,” Khahid said adding that the miscreant had fled away from the scene when police arrived.

In yet another incident, Aboobacker, an employee of a mobile shop in the city, was also beaten up by a group of eight unidentified men on the same day. Abboobacker was assaulted near the Milagres Church by the group. 

Four persons have been picked up in connection with the Adyar incident. However, police have denied the same.

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