Malayali students manhandled, looted in Mangaluru: 9 held
Mangaluru: Police nabbed nine persons including eight Malayali students, in connection with the case of assaulting and stealing money from Malayali students in Mangaluru Indira college. Praveesh (21), Nandhu Sreekumar (19), Allen Shaiju (19), Gopi Krishna (21), PR Vishnu (22), Abhi Alex (19), Jasil Muhammad (19), PN Hassan (21) and KP Shihash were arrested for allegedly attacking and looting their junior students.
Mangaluru police informed that the seven persons among the arrested were intoxicated with drugs. Kannur native Amal Gireesh and his friend Karthik who are studying at allied health department in the college were attacked on Friday night.
When the duo was returning after shopping, they met their seniors on the way and greeted them. But annoyed by this, the gang took them to Le Royal apartment in Attavar and beat them up. They threatened the juniors and asked them to sing and shave the beards. They also made them transfer the money in their bank account to the account of one of the gang members.
The students who escaped from the apartment were admitted to Wenlock hospital. Later, they lodged a complaint with the police. Pandeswaram police arrested Shihas from Mangaluru railway station and the rest from their residence. All of them were produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody.