Shots were fired by three unknown men in Kogilu cross in the Yelahanka area of Bengaluru, under a flyover. The incident reportedly involved 3 assailants on a bike, who opened fire at a car in which the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) President Srinivas Murthy was traveling.
Srinivas Murthy was admitted to the Columbia Asia hospital and is currently in the ICU. Six bullets were fired out of which three were lodged in his body. The bullets injured his left shoulder, stomach and cheek, according to local media reports.
According to the police, who visited the spot, Srinivas Murthy and his driver Ramesh Moily left home from Basaveshwara Nagar in Bengaluru and drove to the Yelahanka Farmers’ Association.
Three assailants, who were on a Pulsar bike allegedly followed Murthy’s car from his residence to Yelahanka. Srinivas Murthy, Ramesh Moily and Sridhar were returning from the meeting when the shots were fired.
Ramesh sustained minor injuries while Sridhar remained unharmed, police said.
The police have taken the doctor’s statement and are questioning Sridhar and Moily.
Police said that Srinivas Murthy is out of danger and is recovering from his injuries. They suspect that the shooting was related to a real estate deal. Srinivas Murthy is also accused in a case filed by the Madanayakana Halli Police Station.
The identity of the gunmen has not been established so far, but the police are on the lookout for them.