Three held in Bangalore for attacking northeasterns

Bangalore: Three people were arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting three workers from the northeast at a shopping mall in the city centre, a senior police official said.

"The three accused - Abrar Ahmed, Salman and Vinay - aged around 22-24, were arrested under section 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for assaulting three people from Manipur," Bangalore Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) Ravikante Gowda told IANS.

Northeasterns waiting at a Bangalore station. AP

The victims had gone to Big Bazaar located in the Shantinagar bus terminal of the state-run Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) for shopping when they were attacked.

Police withheld names of the victims for their safety and security reasons.

"The victims filed a complaint at the Wilson Garden police station that they were chased by the accused from the shopping mall and beaten up suddenly when they were walking on the Double Road leading to the Lalbagh garden," Gowda said.

Police began interrogating the accused to ascertain why they had attacked the three Manipuris and if more people were involved in the incident.

"We are investigating the incident from all angles. The accused will be produced in a local court Saturday after interrogation and for further remand," Gowda added.


Updated Date: Aug 17, 2012 19:42 PM

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