Armed gang chopped RTI activist leg in broad daylight in Tavarekere

Yogesh K Porwar.Avanth Kumar Kankaria 

A 50-year old RTI activist attacked by bike borne miscreants gang who were armed with lethal weapons when a RTI activist was walking near his farm attack took place near Tavarekere police station.

Armed gang attacked a 50-year-old RTI activist and chopped off his right leg near his farm in Taverekere Ramanagar on Thursday.

Senior officer told media persons,The incident occurred at around 11.30 am when Venkatesh was walking near his farm. The assailant came in bikes and attacked him with lethal weapons,as a result his right leg severed and he sustained deep cut injuries on his right hand when he tried to resist the attack.

The assailant sped away leaving Venkatesh in a pool of blood before passers-by rushed to his help.Venkatesh was rushed to a near-by hospital where he is being treated at the ICU.

Doctors said that Venkatesh is said to be out of danger.Doctors have subjected him for surgery.Venkatesh was very actively filing RTI’s in all the government projects and had filed many cases related to corruption.Many projects have been stopped because of his complaints.

It is suspected that the attack was an act of taking revenge against him.We have taken up the case of attempt to murder and are investigating the case in all possible angle.We have also got clues about attackers and are making efforts to nab them, said an investigating officer.

Three special teams has been formed by SP Ramanagar,Girish S, to nab the assailants and we will nab them soon as we have got clues about the attackers he added.