NOTE: This story was reported by Maktoob Media and was duly quoted while publishing this story. However, later the media publication retracted the story finding contradictions in reporting. “We are withdrawing the story and apologising for our poor judgement. We will be committed to upholding integrity in work,” a note by Maktoob stated.
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A Muslim youth was attacked with a sword by a 30-year-old Hindu vigilante Honnappa in Tergaon village in Haliyal in Uttar Kannad District of Karnataka, the Makhtoob Media reported on Thursday.
The youth has been identified as 18-year-old Amanulla Irfan. The incident happened on Wednesday evening. The report said that the attacker was returning from watching controversial movie Kashmir Files and the motive behind the attack was the survivor’s Muslim identity.
“Based on Amanulla’s complaint, Haliyal Police registered an FIR under IPC 307 and arrested the Hindu vigilante Honnappa. Both Amanullah and Honnappa are the residents of Tergaon village,” the report said.