An eatery owner, who was attacked by a group of men in Karnataka on Wednesday died at a hospital on Monday morning. It is believed that the eatery owner, Basheer Ahmed, was killed reportedly in retaliation for the murder of right-wing activist Deepak Rao. Now a tensed situation is prevailed in Northern Karnataka.
Basheer Ahmed, who ran a food stall in Mangaluru, was attacked on the night of January 3 when he was closing his shop. The CCTV cameras captured the assault and helped the police identify the attackers.
The police have arrested four people for the fatal attack on Ahmed. TR Suresh, Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru, said the accused told them during interrogation that they had randomly picked their victim to avenge the killing of BJP worker Deepak Rao earlier the same day. Of the four men, Kishen and Dhanush Poojary are brothers who were accompanied by Srijith and Sandesh.
Deepak Rao, 22, was hacked to death in Surathkal in Dakshina Kannada district earlier last week. The Deepak Rao is said to be a Hindu activist. The Suratkal area is known as the bastion of extreme Hindutva force.
BJP state president and former Chief Minister, BS Yeddyurappa said, "This is the government's style of functioning. The law and order situation is so bad that people feel they can get away with murder, especially in Mangaluru."