Former minister Savadi's nephew assaulted

Former minister Savadi's nephew assaulted

Former minister Savadi's nephew assaulted

Former minister Laxman Savadi’s nephew Shivakumar Savadi, 28, was brutally attacked with lethal weapons by four men at Benson Town on Tuesday night.

He was rushed to Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital at Vasanthnagar where doctors performed a surgery on him. His condition is stable and he is out of danger, Dr Preeti Adoni said.

JC Nagar police have registered a case of attempt to murder under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code and are investigating.

Shivakumar is the son of former minister from Athani, Laxman Savadi’s elder brother Kashappa Savadi.

Shivakumar, who recently completed his MBA, was working on a project to set up a starch factory in his hometown Athani.

Family sources said Shivakumar was engaged to Lakshmi V Y from the City on February 20.
According to the police, on Tuesday evening, Shivakumar, had been to UB City along with his fiancee and had later dropped her off at her paying guest accommodation in Benson Town.

As he was returning to his uncle Savadi’s residence at 7 Minister’s Quarters at about 7:25 pm, a gang of four men who followed his car blocked his way and attacked him with a dagger as he got down.

The gang fled the scene as Shivakumar collapsed in a pool of blood. One Basheer Karim Khan rushed him to Jain Hospital.

Dr Adoni said Shivakumar had suffered a major fracture of his left arm humerus bone which was restored during surgery.

She said a deep cut on the face had damaged his facial nerve, which plastic and neurosurgeons have restored.

“He has been shifted to the intensive care unit where he will be kept under observation for 24 hours,” she said.

Man held for assaulting son

The police arrested a 70-year-old man for attempting to kill his son in Basavanagudi, on Wednesday.

Sridhara Murthy,73, is a lawyer by profession and a resident of Gandhi Bazar.
Sridhara Murthy’s son Pamarthi Jayaram, 40, is unemployed and a habitual drinker. Jayaram, who is divorced, used to create nuisance at home and abuse his father for money every day.

On Tuesday night, Jayaram had a bitter fight with his father over money for a drink. When Sridhara Murthy refused to give him the money, he abused him and even tried to assault his father.
Unable to bear his son’s harassment, Sridhara Murthy, in a fit of rage, hit him on his head with a machete.

Sridhara Murthy soon rushed his son to a nearby private hospital. Jayaram, however, has been discharged now.

The Basavanagudi police who arrived after being intimated by the hospital staff, arrested Sridhara Murthy on charges of attempt to murder.

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