3 arrested for mob violence following Puneeth’s death

The Magadi Road police are on the hunt for 25 to 30 males who allegedly attacked them and tried to set hearth to a police car on November 1 night in a violent protest within the wake of actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s sudden death on October 29. The incident came about only a day after the Home Minister lauded the Bengaluru police for making certain legislation and order after followers from throughout the State got here to Bengaluru to pay their respects.

While the Magadi Road police arrested three males, others managed to flee. “Efforts are on to track them down,” mentioned the police. On November 1 night, the “fans” attacked Hoysala workers and the police staff hooked up to the Magadi Road station once they tried to cease them from setting a tyre on hearth in the course of the street.

The mob poured petrol on the car in a bid to set it on hearth as effectively. Assistant sub-inspector of police Venkatachaliah drove off within the Hoysala and alerted the management room searching for reinforcement. A police staff arrived on the spot quickly after, however the mob turned on them. One particular person allegedly tried to grab a police sub-inspector’s pistol.

The police lastly quelled the mob and detained the contributors in a police car, however the accused kicked open the door, broke the lock, and escaped. Three males who allegedly participated within the violence — Kumara N., 40, Manjunatha, 32, and Manjunatha G, 27 — had been arrested, however the others escaped. The police have registered a case on the costs of try and homicide, assault and felony intimidation, and assaulting public servants. The accused have been remanded in judicial custody.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-04 02:05:05

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