Basheer’s Well-wishers Stop Palemar from Viewing Body in A J Hospital
Mangaluru: As soon as the news of Basheer’s death spread Hundreds of his family members, well-wishers and friends gathered at the A J Hospital Mortuary to pay their last respect on January 7.
Basheer was assaulted by a group of youth on January 3 night and succumbed to injuries on January 7.
Former District minister in-charge Krishna J Palemar visited the hospital but the relatives stopped Palemar from viewing Basheer’s body.
Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader, MLA Moideen Bava and other leaders visited the hospital.
A compensation of Rs 10 lakh was also announced to the family of Basheer by the government.
Relative of Basheer Naushad Kavoor said, “Basheer’s son Irfan will be reaching to Mangaluru on January 7 at 6pm. We will take the body to Basheer’s home at Akash Bhavan after the post-mortem. After viewing the body it will be taken to the Juma Masjid at Kuloor followed by burial.”
Naushad further said, “Basheer was innocent and the accused allegedly belong to the Sangh Parivar. The way the accused assaulted proves that the accused are well trained to commit crime. Those who have supported them should also be arrested. People of Karnataka should pressurise the government to punish the accused by hanging. The family urges the advocates not to support the accused in the Basheer murder case.”
Youth leader Suhail Kandak said that we need peace and harmony in the region. There have been two murders and the police have arrested 8 persons in both the cases. Those who indulge in such activities should be arrested to stop further killings. Now the elections are nearing and such incidents will increase, the police should take stern action against those and put them behind bars.