S.O. News service, Bhatkal, 1 Mar.:
A BJP worker was killed on the spot and another injured in a road accident which occurred near Shirali Venktapur bridge on 28 Feb at 11:30 am. The deceased is identified as Saniyara Naik (47). The other person who was on the same bike was injured and is hospitalized in Bhatkal Govt hospital. Both were coming to Bhatkal from Honnavar. The injured person told SahilOnline that the bike was very fast and was trying to overtake a manganese lorry from the wrong side that resulted in the collision. As a result Saniyara was thrown under the front tyre who was dead on the spot.
The body was in a very terrible condition. This correspondent reached the spot within half hour of the accident. This correspondent saw that the body was in a very bad condition so no was ready to come forward. Some brave, local Muslims took the body to the Government Hospital. ASP Dileep from Karwar, CPI C T Jayakumar and other police officials visited to the spot.
Saniyara Naik was an active member of BJP and he was residing in Tengungundi, Bhatkal.