Youth Congress leader shot dead

A youth Congress leader was shot dead in broad daylight in Kotnoor village on the Humnabad-Vijayapura national highway near All India Radio Receiving Station on the outskirts of Kalaburagi on Tuesday.

The deceased Shabbir Mohammed, 32, Wadi Town Youth Congress Committee general secretary, was knocked down by a sports utility vehicle when he was riding a two-wheeler with a pillion.

The assailants then attacked him with swords, fired two rounds from a revolver and fled the scene in their vehicle.

Mohammed was rushed to the district general hospital where he was declared dead. The pillion rider identified as Christopher suffered injuries and has been admitted to the hospital.

Mohammed is an accused in another shootout incident in Wadi. He was on bail and was on his way to Kalaburagi along with his associates to attend a court hearing.
A case has been registered.

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