Around 400 cases of dengue have been recorded from the district as of Friday, with more than half of the cases being reported from Mangaluru.
Being surrounded by forest, drawing power lines here was prohibited and so the Malekudiya tribal colony near Mangaluru had an unreliable supply of electricity.
Videos shared widely on social media showed the mob assaulting the victim and forcibly cutting his hair with a sickle.
Dr Smitha Hegde, an expert in the study of ferns, has documented more than one thousand trees with her students so far.
The constituency has been a sensitive one, vulnerable to violence and rowdyism, and parts of it — especially Mangalore city commissionerate limits have been identified as critical.
Kateel was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2009, upon defeating Congress representative Janardhan Poojary by 40,420 votes.