"The locals think that Malayalis are indulging in nefarious activities in the area", said Hashir.

Three students beaten up in Bengaluru two from Kerala suffer injuries
news Assault Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 18:14

A gang of four people allegedly assaulted a group of three students in Bhoopasandra area of Bengaluru on Friday night.

The incident occurred between 1 and 1:30 am on Friday night.  

Inspector Prakash of Sanjay Nagara police station in Bhoopasandra told The News Minute that a case of assault has been registered. The four people who attacked are absconding and police are on the lookout for them.

The reason for the attack is not clear. The altercation is believed to have started after a tyre was punctured in the area and the students were held responsible for it but there is no official confirmation of the same.

Hashir, a neighbour who is known to the students told The News Minute, “The bike had a Kerala registration and it was parked in front of a shop. There was an altercation between the bike owners and others. I was asked by someone to come down and calm them down. This group then arrived and asked ‘Are you a Malayali?’ to which one of the students said yes and he was beaten up.”  

He added, “One of the students Mervin Michael Joy received 9 stitches to his head after being beaten with a bamboo stick. He was taken to Bowring hospital for treatment.”

Mervin is a BBM 6th semester student in Brindavan college. Hashir added that the group of men were shouting abuses and were completely drunk.

At the station, police told them to resolve the matter through mutual agreement. However, when they refused to do so, a case was lodged. The students are planning to file an FIR.

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