A group of six unidentified men attacked a petrol pump owner and made away with Rs 1.7 lakhs on Sunday night, R T Nagar police said. The victim, Prakash, 47, is a resident of Ganesha Block in Sultanpalya.
He has sustained severe head injuries and a deep cut on both hands. The incident took place around 11 pm when Prakash was going on his bike to his house in Hanumanthappa Layout near Manorayanapalya.
He owns a pump on KHB Main Road in Kanakanagar near R T Nagar.
According to the police, the miscreants who had masked their faces, followed him on two bikes and attacked him with lethal weapons. He was shifted to Madhu Hospital on Magadi Road and his condition is critical.
The police suspect that miscreants must have watched his movements closely before committing the crime. Speaking to Express, Naveen, manager of the petrol pump, said, “Prakash’s brother Govindaraju and I were following him on a bike and we were just near the spot where the incident took place. Everything happened within a minute. We immediately shifted him to the hospital. Prakash was carrying Rs 4.3 lakhs, which was robbed by the miscreants” he said.
Meanwhile, victim Prakash’s brother Govindaraju claimed that initially the police declined to register their complaint.
“They forced me to mention in the complaint that Prakash was robbed of Rs 1.7 lakhs only though he lost Rs 4.3 lakhs in the incident.” He claimed that he was also attacked similarly in June and two miscreants had made away with Rs 88,000. The accused in this case have not yet been arrested, he added.
Meanwhile, the police denied his allegation and said the complainants were not making any clear statements about the total money lost in the incident.