The city police have reportedly detained around 10-14 persons for questioning in the backdrop of two back-to-back killings in the coastal district of Karnataka.
The detained persons were found to be roaming around suspiciously but it is yet to be ascertained if they had any involvement in the murder
Within 48 hours of the murder of a BJP Yuva Morcha leader Praveen Nettaru on Tuesday night, another youth named Fazil was hacked to death at Surathkal here in full public view.
The last rites of Fazil were held today.
Amid the escalating communal tension, police extended the Sec 144 to Mangaluru police commissionerate limits and have summoned rowdy sheeters and those involved in similar offenses in the past for questioning.
Security has also been tightened in the Udupi district to prevent untoward situations.