Bengaluru

Two held for ruckus near metro station in Bengaluru

Two armed men attacked a rival gangster, and then turned on pedestrians and motorists at Yelachenahalli metro station junction on Kanakapura Road on Wednesday evening. They injured their rival, smashed the windows of at least four vehicles and attacked a motorist. The Subramanyapura police arrested the accused, Harshith Gowda and his associate Sharan R., on Thursday.

Police said Harshith and Sharan, both aged 20, were riding a motorcycle when they saw a rival at the busy junction. They got off the bike and chased him armed with choppers. A motorist, identified as Srikanth, took out his mobile phone to record the incident. On being spotted by the duo, he was attacked by them, said a police officer. While trying to escape them, Srikanth fell from his motorcycle and sustained injuries.

As other motorists started recording them on their phones, Harshith and Sharan got even more enraged. “The duo turned violent as bystanders began to take photos. They started smashing cars on the road,” the officer said.

A probationary police officer, who was passing by, tried to catch them, but they escaped on their motorcycle. While fleeing, a goods van driver rebuked them for taking a one-way road. The duo smashed the window of the van.

A couple, who witnessed the incident, recorded the incident on their phone, and forwarded the footage to the police.

Police identified Harshith from the video clips. On Thursday, the team tracked him down to a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city where he was hiding with Sharan.

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