18-year-old Masood died a day after he was brutally beaten by eight members of Hindutva group Bajrang Dal in Karnataka’s Bellare. All the accused have been arrested by the police.
Deceased Masood had gotten into a fight with one of the accused Sudhir on July 19. He returned home after the fight ended.
His friend Ibrahim Shanif told The Cognate that two of the accused, Sunil and Abhilash, called him and said that Sudhir was attacked by Masood. They called the duo to Vishnunagara on the pretext of resolving the matter.
Shanif and Masood went to Vishnunagar at around 10 PM on July 20. At the site, all the eight accused beat Masood. One of them also hit him with a soda bottle.
The accused have been identified as Sunil, Sudhir, Shiva, Sadhashiv, Ranjith, Gym Ranjith and Bhaskar. They are associated with Bajrang Dal.
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