K’taka CM assures action in Bengaluru techie mob-attack incident

Bengaluru (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday assured stern action against Bengaluru techie mob-attack incident and said nobody can take law into their hands.

Bengaluru techie Nandini was on Sunday assaulted by over 150 people after she reported a case of alleged illegal cow slaughter taking place in Talaghattapura area, located on the outskirts of the city.

Reacting sharply on the incident, the Chef Minister said, “Nobody can take law into their hands. We will take action according to law.”

Meanwhile, the police detained eight people in connection with the case.

Describing the entire incident to ANI, Nandini said, “We noticed illegal beef shops when we had gone on a visit to the area. 14 cows were tied there, out of which two calves were being taken to a small room in a nearby area for slaughter. Being animal lovers, we rushed to the nearest police station in Talaghattapura and filed a complaint. We were assured that action was being taken, and police officers were deployed in the area.”

“Since I was getting no updates, I proceeded to the spot with a co-complainant and two police constables in my car itself, since no police vehicle was available. Upon reaching the spot, I saw a mob gathered there, and assumed that there would be police too, as promised. However, there was nobody, and I felt like I was trapped. The mob started hurling concrete blocks, boulders and glass bottles, screaming pro-Pakistan slogans. It was the worst experience of my life,” she added.

Nandini’s car was also vandalised by the mob in the incident.

Former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa also condemned the incident and took to Twitter saying, “Condemn the brutal mob-attack on the woman who exposed illegal cow slaughter. This violent attack today in Bengaluru is another proof law & order breakdown under @cmofkarnataka Sh. @siddaramiah.”(ANI)