Corporator abuse, Cops nab 2 minors

Corporator abuse, Cops nab 2 minors

The police have arrested two minors in connection with the case of abusing and trying to assault Hosabettu Corporator Prathibha Kulai when she was canvassing for the Congress party on Sunday.

The Corporator was engaged in election campaigning in Kodikere near Surathkal when a group of local youth blocked her way and abused her. Soon, she called the police informing the issue following which police protection was provided to her.

“Subsequently, based on her complaint filed in the local police station, we have identified five accused in the case, of which two have been arrested and both the arrested are juveniles. Three accused in the case who are absconding too will be arrested soon. A case of outraging the modesty of a woman has been booked against them,” Mangalore City Police Commissioner R Hitendra told reporters on Thursday.

He said that one of the minor was facing serious criminal charges including that of murder and extortion. “We are aware of the gang comprising of even teenagers involving in various other crimes in that area. The conspirators of the crime will be booked,” he said.

Awaiting NIA reply

When asked about the large quantity of explosives that were seized in Karkala recently, the police commissioner said that the police department is waiting for the reply of National Investigaton Agency (NIA).

 The issue is of significance as the seizure is quite large and the area is located close to the Naxal belt. Moreover, the explosives have been seized with only a few days left for the election. Such explosives were found in Chikmagalur eight years ago, which were used for Naxal activities, he said.

On the Thannirbavi death case, where a biker was found dead with his head separated from the body recently, the police commissioner said that the police will also investigate into the murder angle, based on the suspicion pointed by the boy’s parents. “We will book the murder case, soon after the parents of the deceased file a written complaint.”

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