Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2017-02-15 19:34 Mangaluru: A notorious history-sheeter, who had more than 40 criminal cases against him, was hacked to death by a group of unidentified men near a petrol bunk at Kotekar in the wee hours of Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Kalia Rafiq, 36, who was released from jail just a few days ago. The well-planned murder took place at 2am when Rafiq was on his way to Mangaluru along with others in a car. The miscreants, who were in a mini-lorry, first rammed Rafiq's car. Sensing danger, Rafiq started to run but was shot at and injured, following which the miscreants alighted from the lorry and attacked him with lethal weapons killing him on the spot. According to police, the miscreants were following Rafiq from Uppala. In the attack, one of Rafiq's aides was also injured. He is being treated at a private hospital. The Noor Ali gang from Uppala is said to be behind the crime. Noor Ali’s brother Muthalib, who was a close aide of Rafiq, had broken from the gang four years ago. As a result, Rafiq eliminated him in 2013. Noor Ali made a vain bid on Kalia’s life to avenge his brother. Rafiq was killed in the same manner in which he had killed Muthalib. A case has been registered at the Ullal police station.