Mangaluru: Mohammed Bashir (47) a resident of Suratkal, who was hacked by miscreants in retaliation to attack on a Bajrang Dal worker- Deepak Rao, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.
Bashir who worked in Gulf countries had returned home only last year on the insistence of his family. With his savings, he had set up an eatery. He is survived by a wife and four sons. Two of his sons are working in Gulf countries at present.
Bashir was attacked on the night after Deepak Rao was murdered at nearby Katipalla. The assault on Basheer was caught on CCTV cameras which have helped the police nab four accused so far.
Upon their arrest by police on Saturday, Bashir's assailants had reportedly confessed that the attack was an act of revenge.
Bashir was assaulted when he was returning from his food stall. CCTV footage revealed that the assailants attacked Bashir multiple times leaving him to die. He was rushed to a private hospital where he battled for life for four days before succumbing on Sunday.
Mangaluru and surrounding areas had witnessed unrest over Deepak Rao's brutal murder and Basheer's death- seen as a result of retaliatory attack- has only made the situation grave.