26-year-old Shiva Kumar Savadi, nephew of controversial Member of Legislative Assembly from Athani constituency, Lakshman Savadi was attacked by a group of armed miscreants in Jayamahal Road on Tuesday night.
The injured Shiva Kumar was shifted to Mahaveer Jain hospital, where he is being treated.
The JC Nagar police who have taken up a case, said that the incident occurred when Shiva Kumar was returning home on a two wheeler after dropping his friend to a Paying Guest.
The gang which was following him, intercepted him and attacked him with lethal weapons before fleeing.
Shiva Kumar is son of Kashappa Savadi, brother of Laskhman Savadi, had come to Bangalore to set up a factory. The police suspect rivalry could be the reason behind the attack. Further investigations are on to trace the attackers.