In a case of road rage, a 23-year-old Ivory Coast national was assaulted by three men on Sunday night at Ambedkar Colony in East Bangalore.
Police said the victim, Ammar Khureshi, a resident of Kammanahalli studying business management at a private institute, was injured in the incident.
At around 11.30 PM on Sunday night, when Khureshi was on his way to his room on his motorbike, a gang of three followed him on their bike and asked him for cigarettes.
When Khureshi, who didn’t understand the language, replied in signs, the miscreants were enraged over his behaviour and attacked him, slashing at his left thigh with a blade. He raised alarm and a crowd gathered at the scene, but the miscreants fled quickly.
The injured student called the police control room and informed them of the incident, which was flashed on wireless. The jurisdictional Banasawadi police rushed to the scene and moved him to a private hospital for treatment. Police said they have taken up a case of assault against the miscreants and begun a manhunt for them. Khureshi is said to be out of danger and is being treated for his injuries.
Police have managed to identify the accused as Sunil Kiran, Vinay and Ganesh of Banasawadi based on information provided by locals.