A 32-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by four men at D Devaraj Urs Backward Classes Development Corporation, 5th Block, West of Chord Road in Rajajinagar on Saturday evening.
The woman was identified as Shobha Muniswamy, a resident of RPC Layout in Vijayanagar. She is the president of the State Kumbar Women’s Association.
Shobha, in her police complaint, said the incident took place around 4.30 pm when she visited the Backward Classes Development Corporation office. She had driven to the location alone in her car.
She was returning after meeting the manager of the corporation when she was assaulted. Four men who came on two motorcycles assaulted her and then left the scene. They stabbed Shobha with a key chain near her neck. She sustained injuries and was rushed to a private hospital, where she is undergoing treatment.
One Mandya Nagaraju and his friends are alleged to have assaulted her. They had quarrelled with Shobha in Kalasipalya, where she runs a business.
She had earlier received phone calls threatening her, and she had brought this to the notice of the city Police Commissioner two days ago. However, the exact reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained.
It was also alleged that the men molested her. Rajajinagar police are on the lookout for the accused. An investigation is ongoing.