Mangalore, November 13: Within two days after the city witnessed a double murder, miscreants attempted to murder an on-duty auto rickshaw driver near Gurpur-Kaikamba on the outskirts of the city Sunday afternoon.
29-year-old Ravindra, son of Narayana Salyan, was rushed to a private hospital in the city by local people after he was stabbed multiple times by unidentified miscreants.
According to sources, the four assailants, who came in the Maruti Omni bearing registration number KA 19 P 2528 and waylaid the auto rickshaw, fled the scene soon after stabbing Ravindra.
The incident occurred at around 2:00 pm while Ravindra, a resident of Gurpur, was driving his rickshaw on Kandavara road near the Airport Signal near Kaikamba.
He was recently married and his wife said to be pregnant. He had also served as the vice-president of a local auto-rickshaw union in Gurpur.
Tense atmosphere prevailed in the area after the incident as Ravindra was a known Bajrang Dal activist in Gurpur.
Shocked by the incident, auto-rickshaw drivers and Bajrang Dal activists expressed their anger by forcing the local shopkeepers to shutter down their shops.
Police resorted to a mild lathi- charge to disperse the mob and brought situation under control.
Commissioner of Police, Seemanth Kumar Singh rushed to the spot and expressed confidence of nabbing the accused at the earliest.