Deepak Rao was found dead, following an attack by lethal weapons at Katipalla in Mangaluru on January 3. As soon as his dead body was found, news broke that a Hindu worker was killed. Wasn't he a human being first?
The series of deaths in the coastal Karnataka is surely a matter of concern. Starting from Ashraf, Sharath, Paresh and now Deepak, Coastal area is becoming a hub of violence and cold-blooded murders.
According to the latest report, soon after the news of Deepak's death spread, a youth from Mangaluru, Basheer was attacked by lethal weapons. He has been admitted to AJ Hospital in the city, but his condition is said to be critical.
Deepak was working as a sales executive in a Mobile showroom, run by a Muslim man. Deepak was riding his motorbike near Katipalla at 1.30 PM when he was waylaid by a car. Allegedly four people in the car attacked Deepak with machetes and lethal weapons. The police have reportedly taken four people into custody in this regard. Deepak was rushed to the nearby hospital in Surathkal, but the doctors declared him brought dead.
It can be remembered that all the above said murders created a flutter, even a prohibition order for as long as a month. Political leaders spoke of hatred and even termed the killings as Jihadist act. Even when Deepak dies, BJP leaders like Shobha Karandlaje and Pratap Simha have termed it as a Jihadist act, inciting the angry crowd.
But after a while, all these statements fell flat, and justice has not been delivered to families of any of the above-said victims.
The family of Deepak refused to allow to conduct the funeral of Deepak. But after talks by the government and Rs 10 lakh compensation, and promise to conduct a fair probe, Deepak's last rites were performed.
Will Deepak's family get justice? Is bringing every death into the ambit of religious hatred a way of getting away with the crime?
Basheer in critical condition. When will these murders stop? Or is Mangalore really becoming a hub of experimenting with politics at the cost of people's lives?