Bengaluru: Police officials have arrested a businessman who opened fire in the air in a road rage incident in Mathikere on Wednesday night.
The accused has been identified as Ravish Gowda (44), owner of a popular cafe located in the same area. He used a licensed gun to fire at Anil, an ambulance driver by profession. Luckily, he escaped unhurt.
It is said that on Wednesday night, there was an altercation between the car driver and the biker as the latter did not make way for the car to speed off.
Gowda allegedly had slapped Kumar and also punched him in the stomach after Kumar revolted. Raged by this, Gowda pulled out a firearm and tried to shoot Kumar, but Kumar was alert enough to block Gowda’s arm.
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When he tried to fire once again, Anil shoved up his arm and the bullet was fired into the air. Gowda then fled from the spot.
Anil lodged a complaint with Yeshwanthpur police, who tracked down the businessman using CCTV footage and arrested him.
Gowda has been booked for attempted murder (IPC section 307), voluntarily causing hurt (section 323) and under the Arms Act.