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Bengaluru: Kerala student attacked by local youths

The fight was linked to the puncturing of the tires of the motorcycle of one of the Kerala students, the local police said. Some rumors had suggested that the assault was over the consumption of beef by some of the students.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru |
February 27, 2016 9:03:30 pm

A final year BBM student and his friends from Kerala were assaulted by a group of local youths in the early hours of Saturday morning at Bhoopasandra in North Bengaluru.

The fight was linked to the puncturing of the tires of the motorcycle of one of the Kerala students, the local police said. Some rumors had suggested that the assault was over the consumption of beef by some of the students.

Police said that the incident took place around 1.30 am on Saturday when the victim Marvin Michael Joy, a BBM student at the Brindavan College and resident of Bhoopasandra, went to a restaurant to buy food parcels.

While returning after purchasing the food the youth noticed that one of his motorcycle’s tires was punctured. He confronted three youths who were at the spot whom he suspected of puncturing the tire. This lead to a heated argument and the three youths summoned their friends for help and they attacked Joy with sticks near his residence. Soon Joy’s friends also arrived on the scene and a group clash broke out.

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The youths from Kerala filed a complaint of assault and criminal intimidation against unidentified persons with the Sanjaynagar police. The police said that the Kerala youths did not mention anything regarding consumption of beef in their complaint and during questioning.

The BBM student Joy who received an injury on his head was treated at the Bowring Hospital. “Investigations are on to find the attackers and nab them,” a Sanjaynagar police official said.

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