Man attacked by chain snatchers gets 56 stitches

In an attack by two chain snatchers, a man who tried to chase them got stabbed on his face by a dagger, distorting his face for life.

Published: 15th May 2019 06:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2019 06:29 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: In an attack by two chain snatchers, a man who tried to chase them got stabbed on his face by a dagger, distorting his face for life. The incident took place when he was out for his morning walk, and his 47- year-old wife was cleaning the compound of their house in Teachers Colony of Banashankari, on April 24.

When she resisted the attack, they twisted her hand and got away with her gold chain. The woman’s husband, who works in HAL corporate office, chased the miscreants and was attacked. The victim had to undergo emergency surgery and got 56 stitches on his face.

The injured couple is identified as Malathi, 47, and DS Anil Kumar, 52. Though the incident took place almost two weeks ago, the case was registered on May 12, as the cops waited for Kumar to recover from the injuries. Kumar told TNIE, “When I heard someone shout, I initially thought it was my mother. Later I noticed it was my wife. Then I spotted the miscreants who were running away from my wife. The dagger pierced from one side and passed through the other end.

An investigating officer said, “We have the CCTV footage capturing the miscreants. We are making efforts to nab the attackers.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp