Rowdy attacks cops to escape arrest; shot in the leg

Rowdy attacks cops to escape arrest; shot in the leg

A 22-year-old history sheeter was shot in the leg after he attacked policemen in a bid to escape near Yeswanthpur in the early hours of Sunday.

The accused, Gautham, a rowdy, has more than half a dozen criminal cases against him. He attacked two shopkeepers with machete in a drunken state to create fear among the residents of Model Colony in Yeswanthpur on Thursday.

Bystanders injured

The shopkeeper, Vinod Kumar, and a vegetable vendor, Maruthi, sustained severe injuries. Following their statements, the Yeswanthpur police registered an attempt to murder case against Gautham and formed a special team to capture him. 

A team headed by Yeswanthpur inspector Mudduraj launched a search operation and got a tip off from Gautham’s associate and rushed to an isolated place near Pipeline Road. Gautham had taken shelter at the house of his associates, Salman and Prashanth.

The police team soon surrounded Gautham and warned him and his associates to surrender. But Gautham made an attempt to escape by attacking constables Shivakumar and Bhajantri with a machete.

Mudduraj shot Gautham on the right leg and captured the rowdy, who collapsed. He was later taken to Victoria Hospital. The police said the two injured constables were also taken to hospital.

The police said Gautham had more than half a dozen cases of assault, attempt to murder and robbery, among others, against him. Salman and Prashanth managed to escape, but efforts are on to catch them.