BENGALURU: A gang of men barged into a house in Ramamurthy Nagar and assaulted the owner who had earlier complained to the BBMP about construction of a building in violation of norms. The incident took place on Saturday afternoon.
Ramamurthy Nagar police allegedly did not take the complaint when injured Raju approached them soon after the incident. However, on Sunday, when the CCTV footage of the assault was telecast on some local news channels, police swung into action and arrested three men.
The police said that Raju, a private company employee had a dispute with his next-door neighbour. Raju had objected to the latter’s building construction as the first floor was very close to his house. He also complained to the BBMP, alleging violation of norms by his neighbour.
“On Friday, he stopped the sand-laden lorry by parking his car before it. Upset over this, neighbour Devassya allegedly sent 5-6 goons who barged into the residence of Raju and assaulted him. When his mother came to his rescue, she was also pushed away. Raju who sustained a leg injury was taken to a private hospital and discharged after treatment,” said a police officer.
Earlier, Raju also alleged that the goons were sent by the local MLA. But the investigation could not establish any links between the MLA and the accused.
Ramamurthy Nagar police watched the news in TV channels and registered a suo motu case. John, Devassya and Babu were arrested for attacking Raju.
“Accused were identified on the basis of CCTV camera footage. Raju’s daughter had also recorded the entire episode, clips of which were available with channels. We are verifying the criminal antecedents of the accused and they may be labelled as history-sheeters,” the officer added.