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Kasargod: Tussle on liquor consumption ended in CPI (M) activist’s murder

Steephan Kayyar

Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (SP)

Kasargod, Aug 7: In connection with the murder of Abubakar Siddique (22), a CPI (M) activist from Uppala Sonkal, the special investigation team has arrested two activists of the Sangh Parivar. The knife used for the murder was found from inside the bushes located a little distance from the spot of murder.

The arrested men have been identified as Ashwith alias Achchu (28) from Pratap Nagar, Sonkal, and Karthik (27) residing near Aila Maidan. Two others have been absconding. The police said that tussle which culminated in murder initially arose after consumption of liquor in public was questioned. They said Karthik happens to be the main accused in the case. They are also looking at this crime from the angle of political rivalry as both of the accused are Hindu activists.

Abubakar Siddique

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Both the accused were taken into custody from Sonkal area. Two motor bikes abandoned at the spot of crime were confiscated by the police. The investigation team led the arrested persons to the spot of crime. They would be presented in the court on Tuesday August 7.

A special investigation team headed by the town deputy superintendent of police, V Sukumaran, has been formed to investigate the case. The team has 20 members including two circle inspectors.

After the mortal remains of the youth were subjected to post-mortem examination at Pariyaram Medical College Hospital. The body was kept at five different places to enable people to pay their last respects. It reached the residence on Monday evening, after which the funeral was conducted as the mosque at Sonkal.

After the murder happened, the entire town wore a deserted look, reminding the people of an environment of Hartal. On account of unannounced bandh, shops and establishments at Uppala, Kumble, etc remained closed. Buses did not move and stones were pelted at two buses near Bandyodu, including a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus.

The police have undertaken precautions and no untoward incident has been reported so far. The police are keeping close vigil in sensitive areas.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    First time in 71 years such security at Funeral ...

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  • Raman Nambiar, Maniapal

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    A terrible incident. I sometimes feel ALcohol is the root cause of all evils in life Ban this deadly liquid froever. Drinks are dangerous not only to human life but also to society. I just wish goverment bansalcohol

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    media, pinarayi.. tried to put it on BJPs head

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    Alcohol is haraam. Drinking that in public is double haraam!

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  • Abdul Jabbar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    Yes..thats what he told them which pissed them off..

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    Let him first question why ganja is halal if liquor is haram .them let him preach .

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  • Abdul Jabbar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    Who told you ganja is halal...Dont just blabber for the sake of it...If you want to know..go check youtube and check whats the ruling on marijuana or weed in islam.

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  • Jhanavi, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    People are behaving like illiterates... no use of book education... youth have ttobe brainwashed to lead a peaceful life.. a young fellow lost his life just because he opposed drinking in public place... actually a good deed... i dont understand whats in these peoples mind.. how can they kill a human being just for a small reason...whatever the reason may be .. killing someone is not the right route.... no one has got the right to end someones life.... punishment should be maximum to these two and they should be thrashed in front of public so that no one dares to do such heinous crime... i really feel bad for the victims family... really sad. this will not stop. there will be two more deaths now in the name of community... once muslim and then hindu and it goes oooon.. sufferers are the only family members...

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  • Mahi, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    Personal disputes being projected as party and communal issues. There was bandh observed and peoples lives are disrupted.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 7 2018


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