Man stabbed over a petty issue

 A man was stabbed and injured by his relative over a petty issue on Saturday under Kalasipalya police station limits.

Mukthiyar Ahmed, a resident of Doddamavalli, was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries on his head and ears.

Altaf, an unemployed man who had taken to petty crimes, always moved in and around Doddamavalli. He used to demand money from Ahmed often, the police said.

On Saturday, Ahmed and his father were returning home around 11.30 pm when Altaf bumped into them and demanded Rs 500. When Ahmed refused to give the money, an irked Altaf attacked him with a knife, injuring him on his head and ears, said the police. Local residents rushed to Ahmed’s rescue when his father raised an alarm. They shifted him to a nearby hospital. The police have registered a case of attempt to murder against Altaf.

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