Bengaluru acid attack: Arrested after 2 weeks posing as religious leader

Bangalore : Last month Bangalore A 23-year-old man who seriously injured a 23-year-old woman by throwing acid on her was finally arrested by Karnataka police from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai town, where authorities on Friday said he disguised himself as a religious seer. Meanwhile, after 16 days of treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the […]
 


Bengaluru acid attack: Arrested after 2 weeks posing as religious leader

Bangalore : Last month Bangalore A 23-year-old man who seriously injured a 23-year-old woman by throwing acid on her was finally arrested by Karnataka police from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai town, where authorities on Friday said he disguised himself as a religious seer.

Meanwhile, after 16 days of treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the 23-year-old acid victim has been shifted to the general ward after her health improved.

 

acid attacker Karnataka Police had formed 10 special teams to nab Nagesh as there was pressure from all sides over the delay in arresting him.

On the delay, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant had said on Wednesday: “The efforts that are being made in this case have never been put into any other case this year. In no case has ever been given such effort and attention. The investigation has shown that the accused had pre-planned and asked his family to vacate the house and disappear.”

 

 

He said, “The accused conspired and committed the crime. He has left no clue. Police are trying to trace the attacker. He will be arrested soon.”

 

Finally, after 16 days, Kamakshipalya police arrested him in Tiruvannamalai town.

The police were working on clues that the attacker was a devotee and had visited pilgrimage sites. Police sources said that despite conducting searches at various religious places, the police could not find any clue as he had managed to hide in the ashram as a religious saint.

The accused was wearing saffron and was pretending to be a spiritual person. Police personnel also went to the ashram posing as devotees and after working tirelessly managed to get clues about him and finally caught him.

The incident happened on April 28. Nagesh, who was waiting in an auto near the girl’s workplace in Sunakadkatte, Bengaluru, chased her and poured acid on her.

The woman got 35% burns. Police said that the accused was studying in SSLC (Class 10) in the same school with the victim. He had proposed to her, but she rejected him outright, and he attacked her.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar met the acid attack victim at the hospital and assured free treatment. He also announced that the government would provide him a suitable job after his recovery.

 

The victim has been shifted from the ICU to the special burning ward and is talking to her parents. Her family sources said that since the victim had responded to the treatment, it was possible for her to recover.

The skin transplant healing process is almost done and only 10 percent is left. The girl has been asked to eat light food.