In the third such incident in the district in a span of eight days, a 23-year-old man was killed by a group of four men at a clothing store in Mangaluru’s Surathkal region of Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada on Thursday night. The deceased, identified as Fazil, was a local businessman. The entire incident was captured on CCTV cameras.

Prohibitory orders have been imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC in the Surathkal, Panambur, Mulky and Bajpe police limits till Saturday morning following the incident.

According to the police, Fazil was initially attacked outside the Bee Jay’s clothing store while he was chatting with a friend. The group of men then chased Fazil

with machetes on the street outside the store and later cornered him when he ran inside the shop to take shelter against the attackers, The Indian Express reported, citing police officials. As per the police, the assailants continued to attack Fazil even after he collapsed. 

“At around 8pm (on July 28), there was an incident where a 23-year-old boy was brutally attacked by 4-5 people near Krishnapura Katipalla road, Surathkal. The boy was immediately shifted to a hospital and was declared dead,” N Shashikumar, Mangaluru Police Commissioner, told reporters, adding that the police is taking up a complaint of an eyewitness who was with the deceased during the incident and a case of murder in Surathkal.
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