Man from Arunachal injured in 'accident,' friends suspect foul play

Man from Arunachal injured in 'accident,' friends suspect foul play

The South East division police are investigating the incident in which a 23-year-old youth from Arunachal Pradesh sustained grievous injuries on the night of January 6.

The victim was found in an unconscious state near the Sony World Junction in Koramangala in the wee hours of January 7. Passersby informed the police, who rushed him to Nimhans. The man, who slipped into coma, is undergoing treatment. The victim, Khuadun Khangham, worked as a waiter at a pub in Koramangala and resided in Vivek Nagar. He is a native of Ozakho village in Longding district. The police are analysing CCTV footage in the vicinity.

The police suspect the incident may have happened while he was returning home from work. They initially registered a hit-and-run case. But when his friends came to know about the incident, they contacted the students’ association of Arunachal Pradesh in Karnataka and informed them about the incident. After this, on Sunday, the Koramangala police took up a case of causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapons or by other means. They have gathered blur CCTV footage, which has been sent for digital enhancement.

“It’s premature to comment after seeing the footage. It is unclear if the person is standing next to the vehicle or is being pushed out,” a police officer said. “The nature of injuries is not suggestive of a murderous attack, but could be those of a fall or a hit-and-run case.”

‘Racial attack’

Gabriel D Wangsu, a member of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, suspects that it is a case of racial attack.

“After a series of inquiries by me, it has been confirmed that the injuries are not of any accident, but a murderous attack,” he said. Robin Hibu, IGP of Arunachal Pradesh, has been informed about the incident, with a request to get in touch with the police in Karnataka.

Booked for eve teasing

The Vyalikaval police have registered cases against a man aged around 20 years on charges of harassing minor girls and a woman. The suspect was roaming in the area, asking the girls and the woman to hug him.

In the first incident, the youth accosted the woman on his bike and asked her to hug him. In the other case, he followed two minor schoolgirls on his bike and asked them to embrace him. They complained to passersby who caught the man and thrashed him. The youth managed to escape. The girls, along with their parents, registered a complaint against him.

In the first case, he has been booked for eve teasing and sexually coloured remarks. In second case, he has been booked under Pocso Act.

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