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Zilla Panchayat member hacked to death in Dharwad

Life cut short:A large number of people gathered at the mortuary of the civil hospital in Dharwad on Wednesday where the post-mortem of ZP member YogeeshgoudaGoudar (inset) was conducted. —Photos: by special arrangement

Life cut short:A large number of people gathered at the mortuary of the civil hospital in Dharwad on Wednesday where the post-mortem of ZP member YogeeshgoudaGoudar (inset) was conducted. —Photos: by special arrangement  

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Yogeeshgouda Goudar was attacked while he was reading a newspaper in front of his gym

A zilla panchayat member belonging to the BJP representing Hebballi was hacked to death on Wednesday morning.

Yogeeshgouda Goudar was reading a newspaper sitting in front of his gym, built in memory of his brother, Uday, at Saptapur here, when a group of around six youths attacked him with weapons.

According to the police, Mr. Goudar had reached the gym in his brand new sports utility vehicle and was reading the newspaper, when the youths threw chilli powder into his eyes and attacked him.

Chase

Mr. Goudar reportedly tried to escape by getting into the gym, but was chased and attacked again. He sustained deep wounds on his face, neck, head and right hand resulting in his death on the spot.

The workers of the gym found him lying in a pool of blood.

The police rushed to the spot and had a difficult time in controlling the crowd.

The body was shifted to the civil hospital in Dharwad for post-mortem, where a large number of people had gathered. The Dharwad Suburban police have registered a case.

Mr. Goudar, a former taluk panchayat member, who subsequently won from the Hebballi Zilla Panchayat constituency recently, was arrested on the night before the polling day for violating the poll code.

But it was not the first time that he was in news for the wrong reasons.

Mr. Goudar’s elder brother, Uday, too was killed in a similar attack in 2000.



He was reading a newspaper sitting in front of his gym when the incident occurred



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