Bengaluru acid attack: Accused posing as seer nabbed from Tamil Nadu


Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS/MS): The youth, who had made him scarce in a well-planned manner after flinging acid on a 23-year-old woman in Bengaluru last month and seriously injured her, was finally nabbed by the Karnataka Police from Tamil Nadu's Tiruvannamalai city, where he had disguised himself as a religious seer, officials said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old acid victim has been shifted to general ward following the recovery in her health, 16 days after treatment in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The Karnataka Police had formed 10 special teams to nab acid attacker Nagesh, as pressure came from all corners over the delay in arresting him.

On the delay, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant had, on Wednesday, said: "The efforts that are being put into this case have never been put to any other case this year. No case has ever received such efforts and attention ever. The investigations have shown that the accused had preplanned the act and told his family to vacate the house and disappear."

"The accused has conspired and committed the crime. He has left no clues. Police are putting in efforts to trace the attacker. He will be arrested soon," he added.

Finally, after 16 days, Kamakshipalya police nabbed him in Tiruvannamalai city.

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.

A dramatic twist took place as Nagesh was shot on his legs by the police at Kengeri over bridge in the city. 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 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, UDUPI

    Mon, May 16 2022

    Why shoot at his leg, instead if a bullet was put on his sick brain all clear. why to waste time for such lowlifes.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Sad to see India has so many issues . Any country biases based on religions problems begins there. Law and order goes in drain and fantastic take over using religious attire or many other forms

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Sad to see India has so many issues . Any country biases based on religions problems begins there. Law and order goes in drain and fantastic take over using religious attire or many other forms

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Saffron robe dignity spoiled by hanuman bhakth.....

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  • Rajaram, Mangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Kudos to our Bangalore police .. A dedicated all round feat .. Considering various brickbats and grievances public has ..against police ... A great success in nabbing ... Police to possibly avoid such situations in future ..take all grievances ..complaints .. With the seriousness it deserves ... Many innocents who are harassed .. victimised hesitate To go to police station... If complaints taken seriously will be a deterrent to a great extant to perpetrators of such potential criminal acts .. Of course it is a given we can’t live in a crime free world .. All advanced nations have also criminals in their midst ...

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 14 2022

    This criminal will be celebrated as SAINT and Savior of Majority and will be offered a ticket from any constituency

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  • Vishal, mangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Future CM of UP of South India

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Former minister B J Puttaswamy taken up sanyasa deeksha.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    One more seer yet to arrest - jatka halal seer.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Kudos to Karnataka Police dept for their relentless pursuit of the suspect and finally apprehending him. The crime doesn't pay and this education must be inculcated into a child's psyche ever since it is formed in the mother's womb. The very aggression by a human of revenge is passed on from gene and this must be realized and proper education for the would be parents of reforms which they need make within them selves before they even plan to bring a child into this world. One of the best thing about Christian faith is confession and goes a long way in healing the agitated mind. I am talking about this is because, a the world will become soon 10billion the competition to survive and procreate will make more aggression in the people . this need to be handled spiritually along with framing laws. finally Indian police when given free hand can enforce the law at most perfection. Police department needs policy change and some rogues right from Ministry to PS of department need overhauling.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Now all Seers will be looked at with Suspicion ...

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  • Jai Hind, India

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Inspector Prashant made a mistake by shooting on his leg. He should have been encountered🙏🙏🙏 Police missed a good opportunity.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, May 14 2022

    I don't think this criminal will get reformed in jail, the bullet that hit his leg should have been aimed at a better place and close the case!!

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Former minister B J Puttaswamy taken up sanyasa deeksha.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Sanjay Hebri,no he should be alive and suffer a bit .as he made the girl to suffer life long ,mentally and body.Good our police are best if wants.As seer he dressed.Shame on him defaming the dress.Thought he will not be caught.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    I think most of the criminals have thought that saffron color dress is safe and can dupe the public,

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Finally the suspense has ended.... But not without high drama... Provisions under law do not permit capital punishment or life long sentence for such cowardly acts... Instead of focusing on anti conversion revision government must revise this type of laws... Just the other day we have learnt a man in UP came out of of jail and raped the previous victim... Only time will tell what has to unwind in this case...

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  • CHRISTINE, mangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    If they put chain locks to his hands how he can run. Every arrested person will be handled with chain and lock like a dog. It is ok. One more thing he found with safron dress.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, May 14 2022

    because the acid attacker was wearing saffron the police did not put him handcuffs...but they came to know now that the garb of that colour is deceiving....anyway sab chalta hai is country mein

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, May 14 2022

    criminals disguising as seers are known as raavana sanyaasi... there are many...

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Nowadays Saffron clads are shielding criminals.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Hmmmm....😡😡😡......(eethe yenna comment..hope, everyone understands how angry i ammm..hmm)

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, May 14 2022

    they should have shot him on his private parts..

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Yes...i too thought the same.... Same pinch...How come family supported him ? Now, who is the attacker ??

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Cynthia..behenji...family might not have supported. they only told police that he is a devout Hanuman bhakth and never misses going to Hanuman temples on Thursday or Friday....based on that clue itself police worked and caught him...he should be tortured by pouring the same acid little by little and allowed to scream for long time....

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    True...i agree. But, again who is the attacker ?

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  • Praveen, Bangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Please hang him at the earliest. Let this be a lesson to everyone.

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  • Jeevan, Udupi

    Sat, May 14 2022

    great news! crimes against women are done by the lowest, most unmanly men only. Hope he stays inside for a long time.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    The attacking part on police looks fabricated. Hard to believe

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  • Ashwin Crasta, Udupi

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Even if it is fabricated, it's good. What do you want to do with a person who throw acid on women? Shower flowers and garland and welcome him?

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Whatever lets not doubt....He deserved more than that ...both the legs should have been damaged....vikratha kami...Our police personnel are really intelligent than interpol....congratulations to all and may god bless them...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, May 14 2022

    better than interpol? onthe jaasthi aanda pand?....it took them two weeks to catch a chillar culprit like this

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    But sir....you missed something here. If they hide in saffron clothes in ashram, where no one doubts its little difficult to catch....No one is dared to ask or touch any seers/sadhus/sanyasis in ashram with saffron dress. So this manga selected this option to hide. Atha kallegi ?

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