Two bakery workers attacked over trivial reason in B’luru, three arrested

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The HAL police arrested three accused, who assaulted two bakery employees on late Thursday night.

BENGALURU: Three people have been arrested in connection with the brutal assault two youths who were working in a bakery near Kundanahalli in HAL. The incident occurred late on Thursday night when the bakery workers asked a customer to pay up for cigarettes. The arrests were made after Home Minister Araga Jnanendra took note of the incident and directed the police to arrest those involved in the assault.

The arrested accused have been identified as food delivery boy Karthik, hotel manager Karthik and aluminium trader Salman. The HAL police are on the lookout for the other accused.

The HAL police arrested three accused a day after the incident. They are Karthik, Karthik and Salman.

The injured youth Prajwal and Nithin are  working at the bakery since the last one-and-half-years. On Thursday night, the three accused barged into a bakery with their friends and assaulted the duo for asking them to pay up for cigarettes. A case was registered at the HAL police station.

Prajwal was attacked with a helmet when they were about to close the bakery.

Prajwal, one of the injured, said, “We had got a bit delayed than usual on Thursday, but we were about to close the shop. We were cleaning inside when the accused were having tea. We were waiting to collect the money for the tea and cigarettes when one of them phoned his friends. Then, he asked about our owner and I told him he was at home. I knew one person as he is regular customer, but others are new faces to me. They damaged many things in the shop”.

Naveen said that he thought the attackers would kill his co-worker. They snatched a gold chain and cash from the counter.

Nitin, the other employee, said, “We are basically from Udupi, working here in bakery from the last one-and-half years. Among the attackers, two people are from the locality. They badly assaulted my fellow worker with a helmet and thrashed him. They have snatched a gold chain, and took cash from the counter. Recently, our neighbouring shop owner had a argument with us over business. They may have planned the assault. I thought, they would kill him but I held them back”.

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