Auto Driver Assault at Neermarga case, 9 Arrested
Mangaluru: The Mangalore Rural Police have arrested 9 persons on October 21, in connection with the assault of an autorickshaw driver at Bithupade, Neermarga on October 17.
The arrested have been identified as Nithin Poojary, Dhanaraj, Shivanand Achari, Ganesh, Jeevan Poojary, Santhosh Poojary, Dhiraj Sapalya, Raghavendra Poojary and Pranesh Poojary.
According to the police, on October 17, when auto driver Santhosh was walking towards his auto to go home to Guthige after buying mustard oil from a shop in Bithupade, two youth came on a black coloured Honda Activa and started to fight with Santosh. Later, both the youth assaulted Santhosh with a machete. In the assault, Santhosh was injured in his legs and hands.
After the assault both the youth fled from the spot. Santhosh collapsed with severe injuries in his hands and legs. The locals then rushed Santhosh to the hospital. Santhosh is now recovering at the hospital. In this connection, a case was filed in the Mangalore Rural police station.
The Mangalore Rural police succeeded in cracking the case and arresting the accused. The accused have been produced before the court.