Bantwal: Revenge murders of underworld no longer discreet in coastal belt

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Bantwal, Oct 21: The murder of rowdy-sheeter Surendra Bantwal at Vasti Katta, Bastipadpu has raised concerns in the police establishment about the growing brazenness of the underworld. Following the gap of a few years, the underworld gangsters in Dakshina Kannada are flaunting their muscle power and settling their score through murders.

After the arrest of Bannanje Raja and Ravi Pujari, who had control over the criminal world in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Bengaluru, there was a break in the occurrence of murders relating to the criminal world. As per sources, few aides self-declared themselves as entry-level dons in the underworld while few others joined the rival groups. The shuffle among the aides created a rivalry between the gangs based on the fact that each has been in the rival gang at least once.

(From Left to Right): Manish Shetty, Kishan Hegde, Surendra Bantwal

The murder of Kishan Hegde, a local rowdy-sheeter and businessman opened the gates for a series of revenge murders between underworld gangs in Dakshina Kannada. Hegde was killed on September 24 in Hiriadka, Udupi district. The investigation in the case revealed that the murder was committed for financial reasons. However, sources from the underworld stated that Hegde was an associate of fugitive gangster Vicky Shetty.

The recent murder of bar owner Manish alias Sarvottam Shetty (41) who was shot and then hacked to death by assailants on Brigade Road on Thursday night, October 15 seems to have been the fallout of gang rivalries within the Mangaluru underworld, the police probe revealed. The arrested in this case also confessed that the crime was committed on the orders of mobster Vicky Shetty. Calling a Kannada TV Channel, Vicky Shetty had taken the responsibility of the murder and gave an open warning to his opponent, local don Manoj Kodikere.

Now it is believed that the murder of Surendra Bantwal is also closely connected with the underworld and believed to be a matter of settling of score between gangs. Police personnel are also conducting a serious investigation in this matter.

At the same time, the recent killings have raised concerns among the police. The rowdy-sheeters have now begun using their close involvement in various communal outfits to protect themselves. To receive support and security, the outlaws have started to identify themselves through a particular religion or religious outfits as a means to defend their criminal activities.

Following the arrest of killers Kishan and Manish, the police have issued a strong message and warned the underworld and their aides. In a statement Kamal Pant police commissioner, Bengaluru released a statement and said that such activities will not be tolerated and stringent action will be taken against the accused.




Comment on this article

  • Ramesh Rao, Mlr

    Sun, Oct 25 2020

    After the so-called reformed real estate don passed away....there is now a HUGE VACUEM to captalize on 1000s of crores per month of underworld revenues!

    Before more bloodshed, it will be good to first ban the ppf & other such outfits that are massively funded from overseas.

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  • Yashwanth, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Mangaluru desparetely needs a Daya Nayak...SHOOT AT SIGHT needs to be the norm for such antisocial criminals...Once in place then even the thought of becoming a don will be a dream for such people..

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  • sujith, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    God has made man to choose his thought wisely , ultimate loser is his parents ,

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Many people became Big Gangster only because inititally they were escaped from Police station by the words of Politicians "Aaye enna jana"

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    We need a encounter specialist like Daya Nsyak.
    Encounter the culprits automatic all underworld will go 6ft under .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Leave Mangalore in Peace ...

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Makes police department life easy may his soul Rest In Peace.

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  • ramesh, managlore

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    first have to control money lenders,

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    It is clearly mentioned in article, communal outfits basically create this kind of machismo, greed and ego clash etc. and then when they jump from one outfit to another, they feel justified to start their own underworld or haftha business on the side...
    Accept it people, politicians are responsible for creating underworld dons...There is no smoke without fire.

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  • Parkesh G.Shenoy, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    How the parents of the deceased will face such situations in their life is really a sad thing. Now a days Becoming has become a trade. Till we give up' I', this will be continued. Man has gone far from Love and God. Present days of corona, life is a gift if we survive. Let us pray that such killings should stop. Animals never kill their own species. Let them join Army and protect our country instead. Feel very sad. Rip

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    Tiger Zinda Hay.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    When " Don's " are arrested or liquidated, there is a vaccum created, in the under world.... small time criminals, then rush to create an aura of violence, to intimidate rivals !!!!

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  • Anand, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    Reducing the workload of Police dept. This type of murders happened in 80s in Mumbai. So many gangster s killed due to gang rivelry.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    " Live by Sword Die By Sword " - choose your fate, choose your friends wisely
    Rowdy sheeters / underworld dons / murders life span is 30-40 yrs, already at the age of 16 - 21 they are trapped influenced by joining company of bad friends, drugs, binge drinking, starts first fight in college campus, aimless for career they become college drop outs. choices are become a rowdy sheeter, join under world, carry out organized crime in broad daylight.

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    some join politics and live long😉

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  • Mohan, Kudla kattada kori

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    But. Still life life is short

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