In another daylight murder, 30-year old Ilyas was murdered at his apartment at Kuntapady Jeppu in Mangaluru city on Saturday morning. The deceased who was formerly associated with Ullal Indian National Congress unit was repeatedly stabbed by unidentified assailant that lead to his death, the police said.
According to the police, at around 9am assailants reached Miftah Galore apartment. Responding to the repeated door calls, Ilyas's mother-in-law opened the door. "However the two perpetrators forcibly barged into the house, spotted Ilyas and repeatedly thrust a sharp edged weapon on his chest," police said.
Ilyas's family member rushed him to the hospital, but the doctors confirmed him dead on arrival.
The police said that the deceased played a key role in the notorious 'Target gang' that was allegedly involved in extortion, mobile thefts, abduction, honey traps, assault and blackmail in the city. There is also a case of attempt to murder and a murder against the gang. Ilyas alone was wanted by the DK police in over 25 cases that have been registered against him across the stations in Dakshina Kannada. He is also said to be a close aide of Pinky Nawaz (who is arrested for Deepak Rao murder) case. "Just three days ago, Ilyas had come out of bail," the police told the media.
He was declared dead at Father Mullers Hospital. Police suspect the involvement of opposite gang members.
Ilyaz recently made a buzz in the local media after he was spotted seated close to Karnataka minister for Food and Public Distribution U T Khader, which the latter rebuffed as coincidence.
While police have attributed Ilyas death to the fallout of a gang-war, the murder comes close to the heels of brutal murder of Deepak Rao and Abdul Basheer's in Mangalore last week.
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