BANGALORE: Mahendra Munnoth, the owner of Maruthi Medical Store in Vijaynagar and an advocate against cow slaughter, was attacked by unknown persons in Chandra Layout on Wednesday.
Munnoth, 45, has been fighting against cow slaughter for the last five years, and on Wednesday morning, he arrived at MM school near Gangammangudi to distribute booklets against cow slaughter.
Police said local residents preparing for Bakrid festival got angry over this, and started an argument with him, leading to a physical assault.
However, Mahendra managed to escape quickly when the Karnataka State Reserve Police, who were close by, saw the tussle and intervened. They rescued Mahendra and took him to Victoria Hospital for treatment. Police have registered a case of rioting.
13 Students Injured in Accident
Thirteen students were injured when a mini goods vehicle toppled near Jaanapada Loka on Bangalore-Mysore highway under Ramanagara police station limits on Wednesday.
According to the police, the injured, who are students of Government Polytechnic College, were waiting for the bus after finishing their classes. As none of the buses stopped, they boarded a mini goods vehicle, which was coming from Channapatna. The driver lost control over the vehicle and it toppled injuring all the 13 students. Two of the students suffered serious head injuries, added the police.