Mangaluru: Prashant Murder Case, Situation Tense in Moodbidri, Additional Police Force Deployed

Update: As soon as the news of Prashant’s murder spread, Hindu outfits called for a bundh in Moodbidri. They also pelted stones and destroyed some shops. To control the situation police resorted to lathi charge.

It is also learnt that a videographer from a TV channel who had gone to Moodbidri to record the incident was attacked by a group and his video camera was destroyed. In this regard the President of the District working journalist Union, Jagannath Shetty Bala demanded the police commissioner to provide protection for journalists.

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Activists also damaged shops and a hotel for not pulling its shutters. The situation is tense in Moodbidri. Additional police force has been deployed.

Hindu organizations have warned that they will call for a Bundh on October 11, if the police failed to arrest the killers, by October 10.

Mangaluru: Hindu Activist Prashant Hacked to Death at Moodbidri

Mangaluru: A 26-year-old Bajrang Dal activist was hacked to death near Samaja Mandir Gate, Moodbidri here, on October 9.

The deceased has been identified as Prashant (26), a resident of Hosabettu. He was a flower merchant by profession.

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According to sources, on October 7 at around 7 am, when Prashant was taking the flowers to his shop, a group of six men with weapons came in three bikes and attacked him.

Prashant was rushed to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.

A case has been registered in the Moodbidri Police Station and investigation is on.

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