According to the police, the gang of seven men that attacked the two youths had been violently harassing others in the past.

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news Assault Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 19:19

Two Bengaluru youths have been brutally assaulted for urinating in public. While the incident occurred on the night of June 15, it came to light on Thursday.

At around 9.30pm on June 15, 21-year-old Sumith Rajamani and his friend M Kumar, were returning from Dwaraka Bakery near Sadashivnagar, when they stopped to urinate by the side of a road in Venkateshwara Layout.

They were suddenly attacked by a group of seven assailants, wielding wooden sticks, who thrashed them for urinating on the road.

“While we were urinating seven men came and started hitting us with wooden sticks, iron rods and bricks. They hit Sumith so badly that he had a massive cut on his head and was unconscious. They were abusing us for urinating in public while beating us,” Kumar said.

According to Sadashivnagar Police Inspector Gopalakrishna Gowda, Sumith’s relatives admitted him to MS Ramaiah Hospital, and the youth is now out of danger.

“The accused, Muniraju, Kiran, Krishna and Soma along with three of their aides attacked the two men. According to eyewitnesses, the seven-member gang has been resorting to such violence for quite some time in the area. All the accused are absconding and we are trying to track them down,” the Inspector said.

One of the eyewitnesses, Vivekananda, who lives on the street where the violence occurred said that the miscreants have been troubling passers-by day and night.

“I heard screams at night and I went outside my house. By that time, the men had already attacked the youth and were leaving. One of the men was hurt badly and it looked like his head was split open. He was bleeding profusely. The other man was not hurt as badly, though. Within a few minutes some relatives of the man took him to the hospital. These men have become a menace in our area and keep harassing passers-by constantly,” Vivekananda added.

The police have booked cases against the seven accused under Sections 341, 504, 143, 144, 147, 148, 149, 307, 323, 324 and 506(B) of the IPC, relating to wrongful restraint, unlawful assembly, rioting, provoking breach of peace, criminal intimidation, causing hurt and attempt to murder.

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