BENGALURU: Tavarekere police on Saturday arrested two students for attacking a 21-year-old student on the premises of Acharya School of Management at Andrahalli, Magadi Road, on the outskirts of the city. The injured claimed that he was a victim of ragging as he was forced to smoke.
The arrested students have been identified as Nikhil (22) an MBA student and Sijad (21) who is pursuing BBM. They are natives of Kerala and were staying in the college hostel. The police said that the injured student Ghanashyama, a BBM student, alleged that Nikhil and Sijad were harassing him for the last few years and both were forcing him to smoke near college premises. They used to force him to give them his bike and even slapped him in front of a hotel over a trivial issue.
On Friday, they attacked Ghanashyama with a blunt weapon and he sustained severe head injuries. He was taken to a private hospital, where he is undergoing treatment. His condition is said to be stable. “We have filed a case of attempt to murder against the accused. On Saturday Nikhil and Sijad tried to attack a security guard of ATM located in the college premises. After we arrested the accused, college authorities contacted us and told us that both have been removed from the college while some other students were warned over this,” a police officer said.
When contacted, college authorities said, “No such incident has taken place here.”
A 16-year-old girl student was kidnapped and raped by two men in Chandra Layout on Thursday. The police on Saturday arrested the accused and filed a case under the POCSO Act.
The accused have been identified as Shabbir, a resident of Nayandahalli and Hussain from Kengeri. The police said that the girl, who studies in a Urdu school, had gone out on Friday evening. Shabbir and Hussain, who knew her, asked her to sit on their bike and on the pretext of buying her a gift, took her to a room and raped her. After a while she managed to reach home and informed her parents about the incident. Based on the complaint, the accused were arrested. The victim and the accused were sent for a medical examination. Further investigations are on.
In the second incident, Hulimavu police on Saturday arrested two men who allegedly attempted to rape a 19-year-old girl after kidnapping her. The incident took place at Devarachikkanahalli near Mico Layout on Friday night. The accused have been identified as Suresh (22) and his friend Kumar (21) who are both mechanics.
Police sources said that the girl, who works with a private company, reached her residence on Friday evening. However, she did not have the keys to her house and was waiting for her father to arrive. Suresh, who lives near her house, noticed that she was alone and approached her.
He told her that he would show her where her father works. She got on his bike and they went to Suresh’s friend Kumar’s house.
Suresh with Kumar then tried to rape her. She raised an alarm and ran out of the house.
She then told the neighbours what had happened and they alerted Hulimavu police station.