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Businessman and BJP leader killed in shootout in Ankola
Ankola: Local BJP leader and businessman R N Naik was killed in a shoot out carried out by unknown assailants in Ankola today on December 21.
R N Nayak was shot at as he got into his car after coming out of his office near the bus stand and the bullet broke through the windshield and wounded his heart.
The incident occurred near the Ankola bus stand when unknown assailants opened fire at R N Naik when he got into his car after coming out of his bank. He was dead on the way to the hospital. However his bodyguard managed to kill one of the assailants in the gun fight. Sources have said that a mob managed to corner the one killers and that they were apprehended. It is being said that two of the assailants were from Varanasi and remaining two from Karnataka who managed to fled from the spot.
Fear has gripped the area and shops have been closed. The whole town of Ankola has been closed down and security has been doubled.
Uttara Kannada Superintendent of Police R Dileep, Bhatkal ASP Sudheer Kumar Reddy amongst many other higher police officers rushed to the spot and begins the investigation. It is said that police have traced the car, while police are looking for remaining 2 assailants.
R N Naik's shooting has refreshed memories of similar deaths of BJP leaders Dr Chittranjan and Timmappa Naik in 1996 and 2004 respectively in Bhatkal, but the police and even CBI had failed to crack the cases.
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