After pubs, the moral police in Mangalore appeared to be targeting young girls and boys at juice shops in this district.
In the fourth reported case of moral policing in this district in Karnataka in the last one month, four unidentified persons allegedly threatened two Hindu girls and a boy, who belonged to a minority community, for talking to each other in Mangalore last evening.
According to police, the four persons threatened the girls and the boy, said to be collegemates, when they were at a juice shop.
The miscreants abused the boy for mingling with the girls, police said.
Other people at the shop alerted the police about the incident but the miscreants fled the scene before police arrived at the spot, they said. No police complaint was however filed.
The city had witnessed incidents of moral policing when activists of right wing group Sri Rama Sene attacked girls and boys at a pub last month and the daughter of a Kerala MLA was kidnapped with her male friend before being released after a couple of hours.
A 16-year old girl student committed suicide on February 11 after she was allegedly humiliated by a group of people for talking to her friend belonging to a minority community.