One more murder in Mangaluru

One more murder in Mangaluru

Notorious rowdy and 'Ullal Target Group' leader Ilyas, whose photo with Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader went viral recently, was stabbed to death in his house in Jeppu Kutpady in Mangaluru on Saturday morning.

Ilyas had been released on bail on Monday evening (January 8).

Food & Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader said the killing of Ilyas, who was the vice-president of the Block Congress Committee, needed to be investigated thoroughly to unearth the motive behind the killing. Khader told reporters in Dharwad that though Ilyas was a Congress member, such crimes require comprehensive investigation to maintain law and order.

In the last 20 days, the communally sensitive Mangaluru has witnessed four murders. On December 25, rowdy Melrick D'Souza was hacked to death by a gang at Gorigudda just two days after his release from jail.

On January 3, BJP worker Deepak Rao was murdered by four persons at Katipalla in Surathkal. On the same night, in retaliation, four people stabbed Abdul Basheer at Kottarachowki. Basheer later succumbed to injuries on January 7.

Ilyas was also Mangaluru Assembly constituency Youth Congress vice-president.

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