BJP’s ex-corporator attacked by gang of four

BJP’s ex-corporator attacked by gang of four

Vedavasya Bhat, former BJP Corporator and worker, who has been attacked and admitted Abiya Hospital in Bengaluru on Monday. Photo by S K Dinesh

A 42-year-old former BJP corporator was attacked by a gang of four at Sajjan Rao Circle in VV Puram, South Bengaluru, on Monday morning.

Vedavyasa Bhat, a newspaper agent from Chikkamavalli, was packing a bundle of papers for distribution to shops around 5.30 pm when four men arrived in motorbikes, attacked him with lethal weapons and fled the spot. Bhat’s staff rushed to his rescue and raised an alarm. His sister, Veena Bhat, a sitting corporator, later took him to the Victoria Hospital, a senior police officer said.   

S D Sharanappa, DCP (South), visited the hospital and spoke to Bhat. In a statement to the police, Bhat pointed the finger at the followers of the Congress MLA from Chickpet, R V Devaraj. 

The jurisdictional VV Puram police have picked up two men and are interrogating them.

The motive behind the attack is still under investigation. Police are looking at political rivalry, financial dispute and other related issues.