Madrassa teacher hacked to death in Kerala, investigation on
A 34-year-old madrassa teacher was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near Kasargod in Kerala on Tuesday, police said.
Riaz was fatally attacked in his room attached to a mosque around 1:30 am. The mosque’s ‘Imam’ Aziz Wahabhi, who was staying in another room, rushed out when heard Riaz screaming. However, he was forced to retreat as stones were thrown at the building, police said.
He then called for help through the mosque’s public address system, following which the assailants fled away.
A profusely bleeding Riaz was rushed to a hospital but could not be saved, police said adding the body had been sent to his hometown Madikere in neighbouring Karnataka.
The motive for the murder is under investigation.
Police have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident, with several senior officials camping at the spot.
Condemning the murder, IUML observed a day-long hartal in the town and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
Kasargod district collector Jeevan Babu held a peace meeting which was attended by local leaders.