MYSURU: A 20-year-old youth attacked former Karnataka Congress minister and Narasimharaja MLA Tanveer Sait during a private event at Banni Mantap here around 11.45pm on Sunday.
City police commissioner KT Balakrishna said Sait suffered injuries near his neck and was being operated upon at a private hospital. The officer identified the alleged accused as Farhaan, from Udayagiri.
Police said the incident took place at a marriage Sait was attending and added they were ascertaining the motive behind the attack.
Sources said a bleeding Sait walked to a vehicle that took him to Columbia Hospital 1km away. Doctors said he had sustained “major injuries”.
Sait’s supporters nabbed the youth and thrashed him before turning him over to NR police. He’s bring questioned, an officer said.
As soon as the news spread, thousands of people gathered in front of the hospital. Security around the hospital and in sensitive pockets of the city has been ramped up.
Source: Times of India