Youth murdered in broad daylight in Pandavapura

Youth murdered in broad daylight in Pandavapura

February 11, 2017

He was killed by friends over ‘religious differences’

Pandavapura, Feb.11- Even as the first layer of dust is to settle down on the file relating to the kill bid on rowdy-sheeter Ashok Pai at a village near Maddur in the district last week, a Muslim youth was stabbed to death by his friends in broad daylight here yesterday after he refused to join another  Muslim group.

While the deceased has been identified as Luqman (19), son of Munawar Pasha of Pandavapura town, those who stabbed him with knives near a dargah in front of KSRTC depot on Nagamangala Road, have been identified as Suhail, Wasim, Konda Pasha and Khaleel.

Luqman, who was lying in a pool of blood at the crime spot, was shifted to the Pandavapura General Hospital, where first aid was provided and later shifted to Columbia Asia Hospital in Mysuru where he succumbed to injuries.

The body of Luqman was handed over to his relatives after post-mortem at MMC&RI.

While Police have arrested Suhail, the other accused are said to be on the run.

Munawar Pasha, father of Luqman, in the complaint lodged with the Police has said that Suhail and others were exerting pressure on Luqman to join their group and stabbed him when he refused to do so.

The murder sparked tension in the town, forcing the Police to deploy additional forces in Muslim neighbourhood.   

Assault on religious head: A few Muslim youths assaulted Asif, the head of Mahmoodiya Mosque for “instigating” the suspects to induct Luqman into their group.

Police were negligent: Luqman’s father Munawar said that a clash broke out between Suhail and Luqman on Thursday night and that he had approached the Police to take action against Suhail and added that the Police neglected the incident and did not register a case.  

MLA K. S. Puttannaiah and SP C. H. Sudheer Kumar Reddy visited the spot.



Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]