Mangaluru: A gang of unidentified miscreants hacked a youth to death inside the office of Karopadi Gram Panchayat in Bantwal taluk in broad daylight on Thursday.
The victim has been identified as Abdul Jaleel Karopadi (36), vice-president of Karopadi Gram Panchayat. He is the son of Usman Karopadi, a senior member of Bantwal Taluk Panchayat. The incident took place within a short period after Jaleel entered his office.
According to reports, four masked assailants, who came in two motorbikes, barged into the panchayat office and brutally attacked Jaleel with lethal weapons after throwing chilli powder on his face. Jaleel was rushed to a hospital at Natekal but he reportedly breathed his last on the way.
A case has been registered and investigations are on.