Typist hacked to death in public glare

 Four unidentified men in an autorickshaw waylaid a 52-year-old typist near Ambedkar Medical College, off Shampur Main Road on Wednesday evening, and hacked him to death in full public glare. 

Yusuf bin Mohammed, from Basavanagar, KG Halli, was returning home around 6 pm when the killers arrived in an autorickshaw, waylaid and hacked him to death even as passersby watched in horror. Bleeding profusely, Yusuf was taken to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries, police said. 

While the killers’ identity is not known yet, police suspect the motive could be Yusuf’s long-term dispute with the administrative committee of a mosque in his locality over some issues. His house is located next to the mosque in KG Halli. 

There had been a previous attempt on Yusuf’s life. Last year, a group of people ransacked his house and attacked him. They also torched his car and broke the windowpanes of his house.

 Some people were later arrested for the attack and it had emerged that members of the mosque committee were involved,” a senior officer added. “We are investigating whether the same people are involved in his murder,” the officer said. 

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