Three held for attack on Manipuri student

He was thrashed for objecting to eve-teasing by his attackers

Three held for attack on Manipuri student

In a swift action, the North-East division police on Thursday arrested three youths who had allegedly attacked Samuel, a 22-year-old student from Manipur, on Wednesday night at Byrathi under the  Kothanur police limits.

The arrested have been identified as Joy Sachin, 23, a resident of Byrathi and a native of Hassan; Jagadish, 20, and Vijay, 19, both residents of Lingarajpuram and natives of Tamil Nadu, the police said.

All the three were working in a tent house located in Byrathi.

According to the police, based on the information provided by an eye-witness, who had clicked the picture of the incident on his mobile phone, the police rounded up the trio in Lingarajapuram in the early hours of Thursday.

During interrogation, they told the police that they were in an inebriated state when the incident took place and one of them assaulted the victim with the shop keys which resulted in grievous injuries on his head. Sachin usually locks the shop and later hands over the keys to the owner.

On Wednesday, too, they locked the shop and went for a drink and while returning home, the incident took place, the police added.

A senior police officer said the accused were arrested within 12 hours from the time of the incident. The victim is out of danger and is in a stable condition.

Samuel, a student at a City college, suffered head injuries after the three men attacked him when he confronted them for misbehaving with a girl at Byrathi Cross around 7.30 pm on Wednesday.

Three bikes set on fire

Miscreants set on fire three bikes parked in front of a house in Vyalikaval late Wednesday night. According to the police, the three bikes, parked in front of the house of Pratap on Kodandaramapura 1st Cross, were reduced to ashes.

The incident took place after 1 am, waking up residents who immediately called the police. Two fire tenders doused the blaze. Incidents involving miscreants setting vehicles on fire are on the rise. The police will intensify night patrolling and arrest those responsible for such acts, said a senior police officer.

2 women killed in mishap

Two women were killed on the spot in a road accident near Jalahalli on Tumakuru Road on Thursday night. The victims were identified as Nethra, 32, and Bhagya, 19, both residents of Mysuru Road.

According to the police, the accident occurred when they were returning home on a two-wheeler after work.

They were employed at a private factory in Peenya. Nethra, who was riding the vehicle, was  moving towards Bhagya's house to drop her. A private bus hit the bike killing them on the spot. The bus driver fled the spot.

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