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8 arrested in connection with assault on Karnataka youth

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Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada): Police have detained eight people in connection with the assault on a 23-year-old man after pulling him out of a Bengaluru-bound bus on Thursday night. Addressing reporters here, city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said a group of people stopped a private bus at Kankanady and attacked the man for travelling with a woman belonging to a different caste. The attackers also stabbed him with a sharp weapon. He was admitted to a private hospital. The young woman was handed over to her family. The commissioner said an inquiry is in progress into the incident and the police have detained eight people. A case has also been registered. Three to four such moral policing incidents have been reported in the last two months, he said. The man and the woman were known to each other and the latter was on her way to Bengaluru looking for a job in digital marketing, he said. The commissioner said tight security will be arranged in public places like bus stands, beaches and parks in the evenings and nights to check for such incidents. Earlier, a 23-year-old man was beaten and stabbed for travelling with a woman from different religion in Karnataka’s Manguluru district. They both were on their way to Bengaluru.

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