Bantwal: A gang launched murderous assault on a youth with swords and iron rods at Kelaginapete, Vittal Kanyana. Past enmity is said to be the reason for this murder attempt. The youth who suffered serious injuries in this incident, has been identified as Nawaf (23),.
Nawaf was working in Kerala. He had visited Kanyana downtown to collect study certificate from Kanyana School. He was reportedly standing by the roadside in his two-wheeler at Kanyana Kelaginapete, when a gang seated in car which came from the direction of Kerala, launched assault on him. When Nawaf tried to run away, the gang members chased and attacked him. As locals began to gather at the spot, the accused escaped from the area.
The injured Nawaf is admitted into Wenlock Hospital at Mangaluru. The victim named the culprits as Iqbal from Kanyana, Haris from Kerala, against whom a warrant is pending, and two other people from Kerala.