Puttur: Ibrahim aka Asif Saralikatte, a Beltangady-based reporter for an afternoon Kannada daily published from Mangaluru, had been assaulted by a group in Saralikatte last week.
In this connection, five persons have been arrested by the Uppinangady police. Abdul Siddiq and Nawaz were picked from Ilantila and Muhammed Sinan, Abdul Aziz and Muhammed Imran were arrested from Karvelu.
They were produced in a court in Beltangady. The Uppinangady police are pursuing the case.