Mangaluru: Man injures himself to pose as victim of communal clashes

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 16: During their investigation, police have found out that Abubakker Siddiqui (30) from Kuppepadavu near Suratkal, who had claimed that he was attacked by someone on July 10 at Yedapadavu, duly leaving him injured, had actually sliced the skin of his head himself with a blade. This was done to pose himself as victim of communal clashes, it is gathered.

In his statement to the police, Abubakker had claimed that people seated on a motor bike had approached him at around 7 pm on July 10 and fled after attacking him. After he visited Bajpe police station to register his complaint and showed to them the injury suffered by him, the police had rushed him to a private hospital here for treatment. Abubakker's elder brother Akbar had filed written complaint about the incident.

During questioning however, the police found that Abubakker gave contrasting details about the place of attack. About the attack too, once he said bike-borne people had attacked him, while on another occasion, he claimed that several people together had attacked him. During intensive questioning however, he confessed that he had caused injury to himself.

Abubakker works as loader and unloader for laterite stones. He had borrowed Rs 36,000 to a person named Salaam and he was under pressure to clear this debt but was unable to find a way to clear this loan. To escape from this problem, he thought of acting like being a victim of attack, police said.

Director general of police of Karnataka, Rupak Kumar Dutta, handed over cash prize and appreciation leader to the Bajpe police team led by its inspector, T D Nagaraj, for cracking this case, on Saturday July 15.