19 April, 2014 | Correspondent | Bhatkallys News
Mangalore: In a case of mistaken identity, the Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) personnel have reportedly shot dead a Muslim cattle trader suspecting him to be a Naxalite on Saturday, April 19. The ANF officials were on night vigil when the incident took place near Shringeri check post on the Chikmagalur-Karkala state highway. The deceased has been identified as Kabeer (23) , a resident of Krishnapura in Suratkal.
Kabeer, along with five others, was transporting cattle when the incident took place. The ANF sleuths opened fire when the vehicle did not stop at their instructions thereby killing the youth, a source said. The ANF personnel have also arrested a man, identified as Farooque in this connection and other three are reportedly absconding.
Bandh called in Mangalore
A bandh was also called in Mangalore today afternoon to protest against the killing of the youth in which all shops and business establishments were closed. Furious on this, the locals have demanded a CBI enquiry in this connection.