Harshith Gowda and Sharan R were later arrested from a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city.

2 men arrested for attacking rival with swords in front of Bengaluru metro station
news Crime Friday, April 05, 2019 - 10:25

Two Bengaluru men were arrested by police after reportedly attacking a rival gangster with swords in front of Yelachenahalli metro station junction on Kanakapura Road on Wednesday evening.

In connection with the case, Subramanyapura Police Station reportedly arrested Harshith Gowda and his associate Sharan R, both of whom are 20 years old. DCP (South) K Annamalai said Harshith has a murder case against him and Sharan has been accused of snatching a mobile phone.

Deccan Herald reported that the duo arrived at the junction at around 6.30pm on a two-wheeler and spotted Mithun, their rival. While trying to flee, Mithun fell on the pavement and Harshith attacked him. Mithun later told police that Harshith threatened him that he will meet the same fate as his brother Puneeth who was murdered.

Harshith was jailed in 2017 in the murder of Puneeth, a rowdy sheeter, the Deccan Herald reported. Harshith was working as a painter after being out on bail. Police suspect that Harshith wanted Mithun to withdraw the murder case.

After spotting a probationary police official chasing them, they fled on their two wheelers and smashed the windows of at least four vehicles and attacked a passerby, reports say.

According to reports, a passerby who was trying to capture the incident on his mobile phone, was also attacked by the duo. Police officials said he fell from his bike and hurt himself while escaping.

“The duo turned violent as bystanders began to take photos. They started smashing cars on the road,” an officer told The Hindu.

Police identified the duo after seeing a video recording of the event captured by a couple who was also present at the spot.

A police team tracked the duo to a farmhouse in the city outskirts and took them in custody. They have been remanded in judicial custody.

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