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Shop torched by miscreants in Gangolli: Locals go on strike

Kundapur: After a brief calm, tension once again prevailed in Gangolli as some miscreants torched a shop on the late night of Tuesday January 20 at around 2am.

The shop named Venkateshwara stores belonged to Venkatesh Shenoy was set on fire. The miscreants had poured petrol and kerosene into the shop before setting it ablaze.

It is said that Venkatesh who came out after hearing some noise in front of his shop sustained burn injuries on his body. Three vehicles including a Ritz car, a Cheverlet car and a 407 van were damaged in the incident.

The act of the miscreants has been caught in the CCTV camera which shows three persons committing the crime.

As the owner discovered the fire in its early stage, further damages were averted. The house which stood next to the shop was also saved.

Venkatesh Shenoy has been involved in various religious activities.  He is said to have maintained a cordial relationship with the people of other communities.  

SP Dr Annamalai, Kundapur DySP Manjunath Shetty, ASP Santosh Kumar visited the spot.

Following the incident, a bandh will be observed today in Gangolli during which all the shops, educational institutions and vehicles will remain shut. Police have assured that by today evening the miscreants will caught.

  • Published in Udupi

Nandita’s fathers’ shop torched by miscreants

Kundapur: The grocery shop belonged to Nandita’s father was torched by some miscreants on the wee hours of Friday December 12.

The Shop in Balebailu here which belonged to Krishnamurthy father of Nandita who died under mysterious conditions was set ablaze at around 2.30am. The items worth Rs. 4to 5 lakhs have supposedly charred in the incident.

Fire brigade personnel arrived at the spot and doused the fire. SP Kaushalendra Kumar and Theertahalli police arrived at the spot. Tight security has been deployed in the place to avoid any unwanted incidents.
  • Published in Udupi

Tempo torched near Padavinangady

Mangaluru: The communal violence in the district doesn’t seems like stopping. While the stabbing incidents reported from across the district a fish transporting tempo was torched by some miscreants near Padavinangady junction in the late night of Monday December 8.
The owner of the tempo had parked the vehicle in Padavinangady. Miscreants opened the diesel tank and set the tempo on fire. Locals immediately informed the fire extinguishing department but the tempo was charred in the incident before the fire official could reach the spot.

DCP K.V Jagadish visited and inspected the spot. The police have requested the people not to listen to the false news spread by law breakers.
  • Published in Mangaluru
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