Bengaluru: Police officials shot absconding acid attacker Nagesh at Kengeri when he was being taken for inquiry from Tiruvannamalai to Bengaluru after he attacked head constable Mahadevaiah attached with the Kamakshipalya police station.
It is said that Nagesh had asked the police to stop the vehicle as he wanted to pass urine near NICE road in the city. However, the police stopped the vehicle on the overbridge of Kengeri. Nagesh tried to escape from the police. He attacked constable Mahadevaiah with a stone.
Inspector of Kamakshipalya police station Prashant warned Nagesh to surrender. But he did not budge and started running. He was shot on his right leg by inspector Prashant. Both Nagesh and injured constable Mahadevaiah are being treated in a private hospital.
The acid attack incident had taken place on April 28. Nagesh, who was waiting in an auto near the workplace of the girl in Sunkadakatte in Bengaluru, had chased and poured acid on her.
The woman sustained 35 per cent burn injuries. The police said that the accused studied in the same school with the victim in SSLC (Class 10). He had proposed to her but she outrightly rejected him, and he had attacked her.
Police were working on clues that the attacker was a devotee and visited pilgrimage centres. Despite searching in various religious sites, the police could not get any clue as he had managed to hide in the ashram as a religious sage, police sources said.
The accused went about clad in saffron and pretended to be a spiritual man. Police personnel also went to the ashram as devotees and after observing and working tirelessly managed to get clues about him and finally nabbed him.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar had visited the acid attack victim in the hospital and assured free treatment. He also announced that the government would provide her with a suitable job once she recovers.
The victim has been shifted to the Special Burning Ward from ICU and she is talking to her parents. Her family sources said that since the victim had responded to the treatment, it was possible for her to recover.
The skin transplantation treatment process is almost done and only 10 per cent is remaining. The girl has been told to take soft food intake.
(With inputs from IANS)