23-year-old Youth Hacked to Death by Friends at Maroli
Mangaluru: A 23-year-old youth was been hacked to death by a group at Maroli here on February 19.
The deceased has been identified as Pratap (23), a resident of Maroli.
On February 18, A group of ten persons came in search of Manikanta because of a clash between Manikanta and the accused. While the group was trying assault Manikanta, Pratap who was a close friend of Manikanta came to his rescue.
While some in the group namely Sagar, Dinesh, Mithun and others were trying to assault Manikanta, they hacked Pratap to death and fled from the spot.
It is learnt that all the accused were involved in Ganja peddling. They were formerly members of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike and were expelled since the Vedike does not support such activities.
A case has been registered in Kankanady Town Police station.