One stabbed in city under curfew following attacks
Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009, 23:59
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 from today.

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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009, 23:59

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