Bengaluru startup CEO’s arm bitten by crocodile, police register case for trespassing

The incident happened when Dandwate reportedly took his two dogs for a bath at the Thattekere Lake, which is part of a protected area in Bannerghatta forest.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Bengaluru, Bengaluru crocodile attack, crocodile attack, Mudit Dandwate, Mudit Dandwate attack, Bengaluru CEO, Thattekere Lake, Bengaluru news, india news Dandwate, a 26-year-old IIT graduate is the CEO of Turtle Shell Technologies. (Source: Videograb)

The CEO of a Bengaluru tech startup lost a part of his arm after he was attacked by a crocodile at a city lake, according to reports.  Mudit Dandwate, CEO of Turtle Shell Technologies, was visiting a temple in Ramanagaram district when he was attacked by the reptile.

The incident happened when Dandwate reportedly took his two dogs for a bath at the Thattekere Lake, which is part of a protected area in Bannerghatta forest. The crocodile suddenly jumped out of the waters and got hold of his left arm. His arm got severed in the process and he was rushed to Hosmat hospital.

WATCH VIDEO | After crocodile bit off his arm, Bengaluru CEO comes under police radar for trespassing

Medical Director of Hosmat Hospital, Dr Ajith Benedict Rayan said that Dandwate’s left forearm was torn off by the crocodile just below the elbow. “Since the crocodile may have eaten that part there was no possibility of reattachment. The patient is in the operating theatre where further cleaning of the would known as debridement, is being done,” NDTV quoted him as saying. “His condition is stabilised and he is now out of the ICU and in a ward,” he added.

The Ramanagaram Superintendent of Police, B Ramesh said though no complaint had been filed against Danwate, they registered a case on their own as he entered a restricted forest area without permission.  There were also warning signs placed along the periphery of the lake.

According to The News Minute report, Dandwate will have to undergo a surgery and will be given prosthetic arm after a few months.

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    Gopal
    Jun 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm
    These CEOs think they are above everyone else. If it was a restricted area, this had no business to take his dogs for their potty time. Bangloreans are known to be like this - thinking they know everything. And his dogs did nothing to help him, the traitors that they are.
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      Donovan
      Jun 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm
      Now forest department has to issue a death sentence for this man eater, many hunters with shotguns are available, two rounds of LG pellets will do the trick, please eliminate this animal by proscribing it as a rogue.
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        Arya.Koodhi
        Jun 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm
        Crocodile is anti-Hindu. How dare I tell will bite a Hindu and that too while he was on a pilgrimage? Pack that crocodile and deport to Pa kistan! Modi, having made that statement I have been a true Brahmin. Please make me CM of UP.
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          manu
          Jun 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm
          This bad croc should be let loose in JNU, and fed on their tes ticles to wipe out next generation of beef loving commies.
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            Mohammed Jamal
            Jun 27, 2017 at 2:42 am
            Your second name reflects your brain or was it your mother's name?. To award you honour for your clever statement Pakisthan grants you le 'Makar Ke beta' and allows you to kiss your second name to your heart's content as reward.
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            hbn
            Jun 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm
            the crocodiles in the lake should know that CEOs should not be attacked.
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              Django
              Jun 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm
              Now forest department has to issue a death sentence for this man eater, many hunters with shotguns are available, two rounds of LG pellets will do the trick, please eliminate this animal by proscribing it as a rogue
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                Arya.Koodhi
                Jun 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                May be Armed Forces Special Powers Act should be implemented in that lake.
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