Mangaluru trader killed over inter-faith relationship? 3 held | India News – Times of India

MANGALURU: Three men have been arrested on the charge of killing trader Adbul Jaleel outside his shop in Surathkal of Mangaluru city Saturday night in what police said could be a revenge attack over the slain man’s alleged relationship with a woman from another faith.
Although investigators were yet to ascribe a motive or arrive at one, a senior officer said Monday the assailants had personal enmity with the 43-year-old fancy store owner. “The woman had been living in Surathkal for the past eight years and the victim reportedly knew her. There was an exchange of words between Jaleel and one of the accused about three weeks ago,” he said.
Two men hacked Jaleel to death and escaped, triggering outrage as the murder was the latest in a series of crimes in Karnataka’s coastal region—including an autorickshaw blast in Mangaluru this November, and the killing of four men of two different faiths this year.
Authorities clamped prohibitory orders Sunday within four police station limits of Mangaluru city and the restrictions were extended till 6am on December 29 to pre-empt any flare-up.
City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said the alleged killers Shailesh, 21, of Naithangadi in Krishnapura and Savin Kanchan alias Munna, 24, of Hejamady were arrested in a lodge in Udupi.

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