Hotel owner held for death of labourer

Uppinangady police on Monday arrested the owner of a hotel for allegedly assaulting a labourer who succumbed to the injuries he sustained.

Police arrested K V George, owner of Lavathadka in Uppinangady. The deceased is hotel worker Srinivas. George reportedly assaulted Srinivas after the latter had a heated exchange of words with a customer at the hotel. The injured worker succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital on Sunday.

While admitting the injured to the hospital, George reportedly told the hospital authorities that he suffered injuries after a fall in the hotel. He later changed his statement that some unidentified men came in a car and assaulted Srinivas.

The police grew suspicious and started an investigation with the help of Mangaluru CCB sleuths. During the interrogation, he confessed that it was he who had assaulted the deceased.

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