Mangalore: In a fresh outbreak of communal
violence in the midst of curfew, a man belonging to a
particular community was stabbed here on Friday night.
The attackers riding a motorcycle stabbed a vegetable
vendor who was waiting near a condiments store at
Hemapanakatta locality and fled. The injured was hospitalised
and is stated to be out of danger, official sources said.
An abandoned motorcyle has been found by the police who
are verifying whether it was the one used in the attack.
This is the seventh such attack in the last five days.
Police fanned out to various locations in the city by 8 PM
enforced the night curfew imposed in the wake of a series
of communal attacks and forced closure of all shops.
A peace committee meeting chaired by Minister for Ports,
Krishna Palemar, who is also incharge of the Dakshina Kannada
district, decided to authorise the district administration to
decide on whether to withdraw prohibitory orders in the wake
of the demand for such a step by several leaders.
Several students studying in evening colleges faced
difficulty in attending classes as the police insisted on
closure of the institutions.
Authorities decided to impose night curfew for two days
Six persons were injured in many incidents of attacks
during nights over the past one week, police said.
The administration has ordered all shops, business
establishments, bars and restaurants be closed at eight pm
today and tomorrow as a precautionary measure.