Kannada actor and KSRTC Vice-Chairman Jaggesh became a real life hero when he nabbed two chain-snatchers who were attacking a 17-year-old girl in front of his house in Malleswaram on Thursday morning.
The police said Jaggesh was leaving his house when he heard the girl scream. When Jaggesh and his staff rushed outside, they saw the miscreants dragging Shruthi, a II PU student, by her gold chain.
Immediately Jaggesh and his driver Padmanabh ran to the girl's rescue. The miscreants jumped on to a bike and tried to flee with the chain. However, Jaggesh's associates chased the miscreants and apprehended them, police said.
The police gave the names of the accused as Kaushik and Naveen, II PU students of a private college. Malleswaram Police have registered a case and are investigating.
Jaggesh had once taken an injured man who went under the wheels of a moving train to hospital.
In a daring robbery, unidentified miscreants barged into a scrap shop in Kuvempu Nagar near Doddakallasandra here on Wednesday night and threatened its owner at knife-point and decamped with Rs. 1.8 lakh. Shop owner Jiya Ullah Alam Khan, who lives near 2nd Main Road of Manjunatha Nagar, told the police that four men, who came in a car, robbed him.
The gang barged into the shop and demanded Rs. 2 lakh. When he refused to pay, they allegedly injured Mr. Khan near his left eye, the police, based on his complaint, said. The accused then warned the victim of dire consequences if he told anybody about the incident, an officer at the Subrahmanya Pura Police Station said.