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Mangalore: Subba Rao Murder – City Witnesses Shootout after 14 Years

Spot Report by Melka Miyar (GA) - pics - Dayanand Kukkaje
for Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

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Mangalore, Jul 30: The killing of noted builder Subba Rao (55) in a shoot-out near Ganesh Mahal on K S Rao Road on Monday July 30 night has sent some dangerous signals to the administration.  It is after 14 years that a person is killed in shoot-out in the city.  Fourteen years ago, that is, in 1993, it was Amar Alva who was shot dead at Hampankatta.

Subba Rao who was running Mayur Builders and Promoters in the city was killed after 3 unidentified men pumped in 4 bullets into his body.  Out of this 2 bullets pierced his chest while two other entered his abdomen.  His associate and editor of Karavali Maruta weekly Sudesh, (an eveninger formerly run by Subba Rao) who was with him too was shot on his hand.  The incident took place at around 9.30 pm when Subba Rao and Sudesh were getting into the car to go home.

Subba Rao, who basically hailed from Kanapady near Brahmarakootlu in Bantwal taluk, had settled in the city since many years. He was also promoting an eveninger called ‘Karavali Maruta.’ (This has now been converted into weekly). He was also involved in a video theatre business and was running ‘Mayura Video parlour in the city.   About two years ago, he had entered into real estate business.

Mithun, an employee with Subba Rao said that there were 3 men who were involved in the shoot-out.  A young man aged about 20 years wearing black shirt and trousers shot Subba Rao with his pistol.  Thereafter he ran towards Navbharath Circle where he was taken in a mobike by two others who were waiting.  All the efforts by locals to trace and nab the culprits went in vain, as they disappeared in the dark.

Subba Rao who sustained serious injuries was taken to Yenepoya Hospital where he succumbed to injuries later.

SP Satheesh Kumar while speaking to the press said that police have formed 4 teams to nab the culprits. Security has been beefed up and police are checking all the vehicles coming in and going out from the city.

Efforts are also made to zero in on the reason behind the attack on Subba Rao.  Since he was involved in many business activities, investigation will be carried out on different angles, SP informed.

Mangalore: Bloodshed - Realtor Subba Rao Shot Dead

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (GA)
Pics Dayanand Kukkaje

Mangalore, Jul 30: Noted businessman and realtor Subba Rao, owner of Mayur Builders and Promoters was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen here a few minutes ago on Monday July 30.

Subba Rao was coming out from his office situated in Ganesh Mahal here when two gunmen who came on a mobike shot him from point blank range.  One Sudesh who was with Subba Rao too sustained injury and is shifted to hospital.

Subba Rao was shot thrice in his chest.  As a result he sustained serious injuries.  He was declared brought dead at Yenepoya Hospital here.

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  • ashok pai, Bangalore

    Fri, Aug 3 2007

    The murder cant be a difficult one to solve. This is a small town, and all angles should be probed. there's no such thing as the mafia. "Mafia" is a cloud of the unkown. everyone be it Dawood or anyone is known. why should people call it Mafia ? if its a murder, just probe and find result, bring people to justice.

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  • Alfred J. Rebello, Kundapur/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 31 2007

    I do not know what to say. This is the enmity killing. The criminals together with the master mind should be brought to justice and punished as per the crime they did. The criminals once caught should not be bailed out. The moral of this incidence is 'more the money more the risk'.

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  • Anu, Manipal

    Tue, Jul 31 2007

    Congrats to Daijiworld for the speedy coverage of news.

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