Kasargod, Oct 25: A real estate businessman was brutally murdered at Uppala here on Thursday October 24 night. The deceased is identified as Muthalib (38). The murder took place when he was on the way home in his car.
Police suspect the involvement of Kaliya Rafiq of Uppala and his associates who are wanted in several criminal cases. And also it is said Muthalib was involved in a few criminal cases including murder attempts, he had reportedly distanced himself from crime since two years and was into real estate business
Muthalib owned a flat in Uppala where he lived along with his family. He was killed at a spot about 100 metres away from his flat. On Thursday night when he was returning to home four assailants waylaid his car and tried to forcibly enter the back seat. Muthalib, in a bid to escape, lost control of the car and hit a compound wall of a house.
Then the assailants then entered the car and hacked him to death with sharp weapons and smashed the car glass
Muthalib was taken to a hospital in Mangalore by a car that was passing by, but he breathed his last on the way. A post mortem was conducted at the Periyaram Medical College.
The sourced said that as bullet marks were found on Muthalib’s body, it is suspected that the murderers shot at him.
District SP Thomson Jose, Kumble circle inspector C B Thomas, Manjeshwar sub-inspector Bijulal among other officials visited the spot and investigated.
The investigation is in progress.