Constable brutally attacked by rowdy gang high on drugs, hospitalised

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Footage from CCTV shows the gang fleeing after attacking a police constable.

BENGALURU: A gang of youths, who were involved in theft and dacoity cases, brutally attacked a police constable when he went to question them, at Raghavendra Circle, in Anekal, where they had parked their two-wheelers in the middle of the road, on Thursday evening. It is said that the gang was under the influence of drugs.

Constable H Ranganath, who spotted the gang moving around in an intoxicated state, approached the gang to question them and asked them to move the vehicles to the side of the road. The youths then abused him in foul language and escaped towards a Nilgiri grove on Dinnur road.

Bengaluru Rural Additional SP M L Purushotham checked on constable Ranganath in hospital.

When the constable gave a chase, rowdy Varun alias Kencha, who is involved in several cases, and Danny, a drug addict, brutally attacked him, injuring him in his private parts and biting other parts of the body. The gang of four then escaped from there on two two-wheelers, which was caught on CCTV camera. Ranganath then called his colleagues at the police station who then shifted him to hospital.

Rowdy Varun (left) and his gang.

Ranganath is undergoing treatment at Narayana Health city in Bommasandra. Bengaluru Rural Additional SP M L Purushotham visited the hospital on Friday and checked on the constable’s health.

“Varun and Kishore attacked the constable and we have arrested Kishore. Special teams have been formed and we will arrest Varun and the others also. We are acting against such elements and we will invoke strict laws like the Goonda Act and KCOCA wherever necessary”, said IGP M Chandrashekar.

IGP M Chandrashekar speaking to the media on Friday.

Varun has more than 10 cases registered against him and the gang is involved in selling ganja, dacoity and murder attempts. Meanwhile, the rowdies continue to roam free. Of late, there have been several cases of theft, dacoity and extortion with anti-social elements running riot, allege local residents.

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