Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-08-18 15:11 Udupi: In a case of alleged mistaken identity, Bajrang Dal activists hacked a man, who they thought belong to other community, for transporting cattle at Kenjoor near Brahmavar in Udupi on Thursday. The victim is identified as Praveen Poojary (30), a resident of Hebri. It is said Poojary was transporting cattle along with Akshay at Pademut, near Hebri in a mini tempo. Aravind Ganiga, a petrol bunk owner along with other 35 other Bhajrang Dal and Hindu Jagran Vedike members, who were on their regular moral policing round, allegedly attacked Poojary and Akshay with a heavy iron rod. Their initial plan was to attack the ‘smugglers’ with weapons and take them before the Hebri police. But, Praveen died on the spot bleeding heavily. Not knowing what to do, the pro-Hindu activists threw Praveen’s body in a school premises at Pademut and fled. The police have managed to take 17 persons into custody. However, the prime accused Aravinda Ganiga is absconding. As the news spread, public forcibly shut down the fuel station that he owned. District in-charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj and IGP western range Arun Chakravarthy visited the spot. The Brahmavara police are investigating the case.