Bengaluru Police open fire at rowdy for attacking constable
The rowdy, who was shot at, is accused in five cases including two murders. He was part of a gang which recently abducted a software engineer and stabbed and robbed him in Attibele, Bengaluru.
Bengaluru: A rowdy-sheeter was shot at by police late on Monday night. The shooting took place after the rowdy attacked a constable with a razor when a police team tried to arrest him on TVS Road on the outskirts of Attibele, off Hosur Road, Bengaluru.
23-year-old Shashank, a resident of Banashankari, is accused in five cases including two murders. He was part of a gang which recently abducted a software engineer and stabbed and robbed him in Attibele.
Reports said that the gang that abducted the 34-year-old software engineer Kinkar Kumar Thakur consisted of Shashank and four other members. Ram Nivas Sepat, Shashank and his associates Raki, Revanth and Salman stabbed the techie multiple times and fled with his gold ornaments, wallet and an ATM card in Attibele on the night of May 13.
A police team headed by Attibele circle inspector V Balaji had been on the lookout for the gangsters. On Monday, the police team received credible information on the movement of Shashank in Attibele area. They put up barricades to nab him.
Shashank was riding a scooter when he approached the police blockade at around 11:50 pm. The accused tried to run and leave the scooter behind. Head constable Prakash tried to catch him and that is when Shashank took out a razor and attacked him. Sensing danger, Balaji opened two shots of fire in the air. When he saw that Shashank refused to stop he shot the accused in the right leg and nabbed him.
The accused and the head constable were rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment.
Shashank is accused in two murder cases — one in Hulimavu and another in Bannerghatta —and three robbery cases. His three associates in the Thakur robbery case are still free and efforts are on to arrest them, reports said.