Mangalore, July 26: A youth was allegedly assaulted by two persons for being in the company of girls from a different community. The incident took place near Sharavu temple here on Friday July 25.
A youth identified as Umar Farooq (21) from Kasargod had come to visit the beach in Mangalore, accompanied by two girls who were from a different community. On reaching Mangalore, the threesome asked two youths, identified as Naveen Alva (21) and Nitin Kumar (22), for directions to the beach.
Naveen and Nitin deliberately misguided him and led him to Sharavu temple. When the three persons reached near the temple, Naveen and Nitin who were waiting for them allegedly caught hold of Umar and beat him up. The two girls grew frightened and fled from the spot.
Bunder police arrived at the spot and arrested Naveen and Nitin. A case has been registered and both the accused have been booked under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the IPC.
The accused were produced in court and are now in judicial custody.