Mangaluru: Bomb blast in auto – Livelihood of innocent auto driver in jeopardy


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Nov 21: The life of innocent auto owner/driver Purushottama Poojary (55), who was earning his livelihood for the past 25 years by running his three-wheeler seems to be devastated due to the act of terror by Shariq in his vehicle.

Purushottam has been admitted to hospital with burn injuries and his vehicle has been badly damaged.

Purushottam, a resident of Gorigudda in the city has been suffering from a heart ailment. He has been looking after the family and provided education to his two daughters by running the auto for the last 25 years.

On the fateful Saturday evening, he was asked by a suspected terrorist Shariq to drop him to Pumpwell from the railway station. Midway through the journey the cooker bomb which was being carried by the suspected terrorist as his passenger blew up.

Purushottama’s elder daughter works as an accountant in a private hospital in the city, while younger daughter has written her CA examinations. His wife is a homemaker. Now Purushottama’s auto has been seized by the police and it is unlikely to be released any time soon.

Alliance for Purushottama’s elder daughter has been fixed and the marriage will be held in March 2023, which is enough reason for him to work day and night in his vehicle. But now the income of the family has been hit hard due to the cooker bomb explosion, according to corporator Sandeep Garodi.

Purushottam’s younger daughter says that her father loved his auto like his own child. Even in the hospital he is enquiring about the condition of the vehicle.

Purushottam assured of all help

Meanwhile, MLA Vedavyas Kamath assured Purushottam of complete financial help including meeting his medical treatment expenses as well as supplementing the family’s income. 

Auto driver Purushotham Poojary who suffered critical injuries after the explosion in his vehicle was visited by Kudroli Gokarnanatha temple treasurer Padmaraj R, Billava Brigade founder president Avinash Suvarna, Kritin and Gejjegiri temple spokesperson Rajendra Chilimbi who have assured him of all the possible help. They also held discussions with Purushottam’s wife and children and filled their minds with courage.

The visitors realised his difficulties and said that the society is with him.

 

  

  

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  • B.S. Rai, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Shareeq got all the facilities from the Govt like free education, Govt funds to marry off his sister., housing fund, all in the 'mugda alpasankyatharu' scheme. So this was just his pay back. Its obvious, thats how they show their gratitude around the world. When you plead for asylum ,bomb and kill people of the country thats gives citizenship , this is nothing new.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    These people r leeches, preying on it's host. Ungrateful people.

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    They are a menace around the word, killing and maiming scores of men , wemen and children. God alone knows how many families have been deprived of their livelihood. I feel sorry for the driver.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    When election nearing this is common so all should take care.

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  • Johnson, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Biruver Kudla like organizations to come forward. Also Kadher, Ramanath Rai, Mithun Rai , Pratibha Kulai, Ivan, Abhaychandra, Vinay Sorake etc etc leaders must help the poor autorickshaw driver. They must show the world that they are against terrorists and not worried losing few votes.....

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Jhonson, I agree with you, But here again political game will be played . Our some BJP & organizations will advise Prushotham take ay help from congress Or UT Khader why ..???? it is self explanatory. SO we public will should help ...these minsters ,politicians will come only for vote bank ,Now see Kumarswammy ,Bommai, Sudhakra,etc. all will come to meet him...

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Haj subsidy stopped. Rai lost election.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    If all like minded citizens of mangaluru contribute Rs 1 also auto poojary can buy a new EV rickshaw for himself. Insurance claim settlement takes long time and by then he would come on road. Please publish his G-Pay number for the benefit of all.......

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  • Anthony Dsouza, Maria Hill / Sharjah

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Good Taught

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  • Johnson, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Oh good yaar, so for a change this time you have not pointed your fingers at BJP and its leaders, cow dung etc. Good changes ....

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  • NM Prabhu, KIREM/Dubai

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Having read the comments... the best would be for the local Mosque of Gorigudda where Purushottam lives with the help of the Muslims of the area support this family and also bear all the expenses of the daughter's marriage ....let only good come out from this heinous crime.

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  • g m hegde, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    We may see new signs on Autos " Entry sole discretion of driver" and new gadgets like metal detectors

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Wish him fast recovery and go home early.Thats most required at present.Anyway MLA has assured him financial help at present.Its hits always the wrong person.

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  • Abdul, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    When election is getting closer everything is possible. Just think who is benefited from all these dramas. Yes BJP. By the way this is not first time.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Mr. Abdul here we are talking about national security. When a man threw a 9 year old girl to death was it for election?

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  • Rules_Ramanuja, Bajpe

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Yes, you are absolutely right. Election is getting closer and this shhareeq under the Cooker bhagya got free cooker and under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan he enrolled to electronic diploma and his invention which he was posing in the widely circulated photo was his final year project. Poor and helpless correct. shhareeq maasum hai.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    100% True. Whenever the election are around the corner Terrorism and Mandir Masjid issues breaking the headlines. There is one muslim organisation called The Muslim Rashtriya Manch inspired and formed by former late RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan to grow dialogues with Muslim community Recently the investigation revealed the killer of a Hindu tailor murdered in Udaipur over prophet remarks row who was linked to the ruling party...

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  • Rk, Mangalore Surathkal

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Mera abdul tho terrorist nayi tha

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  • Raj, Manipal

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Abdul Bhai..... I feel you should vouch for this peaceful Shariq. I know it really hurts if the person is from your own community. But you simply cannot justify his act .Why the hell this peaceful Shariq joined BJP or RSS and why this Peaceful Shariq agreed for this act. Simply he is from your community doesn't mean he is 100% innocent. You have to face the fact. He has done a crime ... Or else let all the secular party come forward and vouch for this poor Shariq.... But frankly speaking I feel sorry for that Autorickshaw owner. Jai Hind

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  • BDS, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Now Shaitan not God is giving punishment to these terrorists whenever they plan to carry out evil things against humanity or other religions . Good luck to these terrorists & keep trying . Why don't their religious people give proper lectures on good behaviour instead of revenge

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  • Ashh, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Make sure who is in this group! Of course everyone knows facts so ban this group too. Election gimmick..waste of time to go behind it and everyone knows who is what??Give composition to autorikshow driver and make hid rest of the life easier.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    ಉಗ್ರನ ಮನೆಗೆ ಮಾರಿ ಅದರ ಹಣವನ್ನ ಪೂಜಾರಿಗೆ ಕೊಡಿಸಿ.

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Unfortunately in karnataka we have no yogi or narvotham mishra.....bjp leaders here are spineless waste

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  • BDS, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Claim should be recovered from the terrorist by auctioning his properties or demolition should be carried out immediately like UP/Assam.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    For these barbarians all these innocent lives does not matter as far as their religious goals are achieved. All like minded helping people irrespective of caste & creed should come together to help this mans family. He took the beating, at the same time saved many more lives instead if this terrorist had planted the Bomb in some busy area. People like Purshotham Poojary are the pillar foundations on which BJP has built its mansion. The state Govt should be generous in supporting him and his family during such dire times. Appreciate Vedavyas Kamats gesture.

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Purushotams auto drivers daughter has wriiten CA exam, mohammed shhareeq had his fathers business for him to conitue yet he became a terrorist, please see the difference in the upbringing,

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  • CA Ned DCunha, Mangalore/Chikmagalur

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Dear Vedavyas Kamath, Kudroli Gokarnanatha temple treasurer Padmaraj R, Billava Brigade founder president Avinash Suvarna, Kritin and Gejjegiri temple spokesperson Rajendra Chilimbi. Thank you very much for extending your helping hand. Keep up the good work.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Of course BJP should take care of this auto rickshaw driver and his family since being party for this election campaign. All govt independent institutions and machinery is working for BJP’s election campaign neglecting people’s need like police, hospitals, IT, ED, EC, NIA, CBI and courts. Another side fake conversion issue is rising. BJP has chalked out a big strategy this time for election campaigning.

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  • Pramod kumar, Manglore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    So, what about 26/11 Mumbai attack in 2008? Whose plan was that?

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  • Auldius Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    26/11 was Pak idea. But now BJP is using it to win election. They did it before the last election. Now they are at it again as the next election is nearing. Would the MLA anounce the same amount of relief, if the victim was of any other religious belief?

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