Five people held for attempt to murder

Manjunath (24), Kempanna (51) and Ratnamma (45) all from Adugodi, Palani Kumar (20) Dairy Colony, and L Balakrishna (38), Basavanapura, are the arrested.

According to the police, Ananthu had married Kavitha, daughter of Kempanna and Ratnamma in 2007. Differences cropped up between the couple soon after the wedding and they sought divorce.

Kempanna and Ratnamma allegedly attempted to attack Ananthu with acid in Talaghattapura in 2009. They were imprisoned for the crime, but were out on bail, added the police.

They hatched a conspiracy to murder Ananthu and attacked him with lethal weapons on August 1 when he was walking along the Sai Baba Temple Road at Konankunte, it is said. A severely injured Ananthu was rushed to Sairam hospital where he is recovering.

The police arrested his attackers on Thursday.

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