Mangaluru: Sangh Parivar activists attacked a youth with sword on the suspicion of illegal cow transportation, near Silver gate in Kulashekhar Nagar on Sunday morning.

The victim has been identified as Umar Farooq (32), a resident of Ulaibettu. The accused have fled the scene.

Incident detail: A tempo goods vehicle owned by Umar Farooq was transporting a load of Mango fruits from Ulaibettu to Mangaluru market at about 4:30 am on Sunday. When the vehicle reached near Kulashekhar Silvergate, a gang of three Sangh Parivar miscreants, who approached on a bike, reportedly intercepted the tempo.

The miscreants asked Umar Farooq if the cow was being transported through the goods tempo. Farooq replied that mangoes were being transported in the vehicle. They then abused Farooq over his cast and dragged him out of the vehicle.

Observing the situation, the driver of the vehicle, Ashfaq, ran to his safety; but Farooq was not fortunate enough to save himself from the attack. Consequently, the miscreants assaulted him with a sword and an iron rod before fleeing the location; injured Farooq informed Varthabharati.  

The victim sustained serious injuries on his leg, hand, and back. He was rushed to a private hospital in Mangaluru for the treatment.

Mangaluru city police visited the spot and launched the investigation. The vehicle loaded with mangoes has been taken to Kankanady city station.

Kankanady town police have registered a case in this regard.

2 suspects arrested: Mangaluru police have arrested two suspects in connection with this incident. The interrogation of the accused and investigation is on, said Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil.

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New Delhi: Daily COVID-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and deaths under 1,000 were reported after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.

The total coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 61,45, 291 with 70,589 new infections, while the death toll reached 96,318 after 776 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The total recoveries surged to 51,01,397 pushing the recovery rate to 83.01 per cent. There are 9,47,576 active cases in the country which comprise 15.42 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.57 per cent.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16 and crossed 60 lakh on September 28.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 7,31,10,041 samples have been tested up to September 28 with 11,42,811 samples being tested on Monday.