Mangaluru: Nasir(32) who was badly injured on the head following an assault died at the private hospital here on Thursday night.
According to police, Mohammed Mustafa(37) had come to Melkar to see his relative, who was admitted in hospital. On the way back to his house in Malady, he picked up his friend Nasir at Melkar.
When they reached near the Shiva temple in Sajipamooda, four persons were allegedly waiting on two motorcycles around 11 p.m. Two of them stopped the autorickshaw and sought direction for Kukkaje village. As Mustafa was explaining, they allegedly pulled the duo out of the autorickshaw and assaulted them.
Superintendent of Police Sharanappa S.D. said that Nasir, who was badly injured on the head, died in the early hours of Friday in a private hospital in Mangaluru. Meanwhile Mr. Mustafa, who was injured on the chest and hands and admitted to the same hospital, was out of danger.
“The police were trying to trace the assailants. We are working on a few clues,” Mr. Sharanappa said.
The attack led to tense condition at the hospital in Mangaulru where a large crowd gathered. A similar mood prevailed in Sajipamooda where additional forces were posted to ensure peace in the area.