Udupi, Sep 24: A youth was hacked to death by a gang of miscreants at Hiriyadka in Udupi district in broad daylight today.
The deceased has been identified Kishan Hegde (34), a resident of Inna village in Udupi. He was said to be a rowdy-sheeter.
The incident took place when Kishan and another person were travelling in a car. They were chased by a gang on Udupi-Karkala highway and intercepted at Hiriyadka.
The gang escaped on the road leading towards Karkala after killing Kishan and damaging his car.
If sources are to be believed, some of the miscreants involved in the crime hailed from Kodikere, Mangaluru.
A case has been registered at jurisdictional police station and investigations are going on. Police have intensified checking on some routes to nab the culprits.