Unidentified persons fired at the house of a Public Works Department contractor M.T. Mohammed Kunhi at Bevinja near Cherkala township near here on Thursday. A Mangalore-based underworld gang could be involved in the incident, the police said.

The shots smashed the windowpanes of the ground-floor office room where Mr. Kunhi’s wife Mariyumma was reciting Koran. She was unhurt, Dy.SP M.P. Mohanachandran Nair said.

A team of police officials led by Superintendent of Police Thomson Jose, Mr. Nair, and Circle Inspector K. Premsadan visited the house to gather evidence. — Staff Reporter