Shivamogga Clashes: Suspect Involved in Stabbing Shot

Story Highlights
  • Suspect Charbi shot at in Shivamogga.
  • Police on Tuesday had attempted to arrest Chabri in connection with Prem Singh murder.
  • So far 4 have been arrested and a probe has been launched.

Shivamogga: A suspect involved in the stabbing of a garment shop employee suffered injuries on Tuesday when he tried to dodge the police that came to arrest him in Shivamogga.

Mohammed Zabiullah alias Charbi (aged 30), a resident of Marnami Bailu in this district headquarters town allegedly tried to attack a police team that went to pick him up in connection with the attack on Prem Singh, who was stabbed on Monday, police said. Injured Charbi is under medical attention, the police added.

On Monday, Singh a 20-year-old was stabbed after two groups clashed over banners of Hindutva icon Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and 18th-century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan. Following this Section 144 was imposed in the district. Schools and colleges in Bhadravati and Shivamogga towns were shut down in view of the tensions that sparked over the clashes.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Kumar interacting with the media said the stab victim hails from Rajasthan and was an employee of a garment shop where the two groups clashed. A case of attempt to murder was registered against Nadeem, Tanveer, Zabiullah and Abdul Rehman in connection with the attack on Singh and they were arrested.

As per reports, 4 people have been arrested so far. A probe is underway the source said as ADG quoted. He also said the ‘sector-wise bandobast’ and patrolling will continue for the next three days. After reviewing the situation, the police will decide the next course of action.

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