A man said to be a drug addict allegedly stabbed three persons at Seegebagi in Bhadravati on Wednesday.

The accused has been identified as Basheer, a daily wage worker. The injured have been identified as Javaraiah, Dinesh and Chandranna.

The police said Basheer was having tea in a hotel when a quarrel broke out between him and the three persons. Basheer allegedly stabbed Javaraiah, Chandranna and Dinesh and escaped. Javaraiah was rushed to McGann Hospital. Chandranna and Dinesh were admitted to a hospital in Bhadravati. Basheer was arrested from his house.