Rowdy sheeter shot by police in a escape bid

7:37 PM, Sunday, July 17th, 2022

Mangaluru : A rowdy sheeter was shot at and injured by the police, when he allegedly tried to escape from their clutches at Asaigoli in the city early on Sunday.

According to sources, the police opened fire after he attacked two policemen when a team of officials took him for spot inspection in connection with a case investigation.

PSI Pradeep immediately fired one round in the air to warn the fleeing accused, identified as Mukthar, and then shot at his legs.

The injured policemen are attached to Konaje police station here. All the three injured have been admitted to a private hospital a Deralakatte, police sources said.

Mukthar has more than 14 cases against him under the limits of Ullal police station. He was underground for many years and was arrested on Saturday.

City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar and other senior officials have rushed to the spot.

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