B’luru child-rape accused shot, held as he resists arrest

Bengaluru, Oct 12 : Bengaluru city police on Monday said it shot and took into custody a 32-year-old man accused in a child rape case as he resisted arrest near Srirampuram.

The police said Dinesh was shot in the knee after he allegedly attacked a Sub-Inspector with a knife. The accused was wanted for a sexual assault on four-year-old daughter of a roadside toyseller staying on a footpath near the city railway station.

Assistant Police Commissioner (Malleshwaram subd-division) Venkatesh Naidu said that children the child had gone missing from the railway station on October 10 night as the family took shelter there due to heavy rain.

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The police later found that the victim was admitted in KC General Hospital in Malleshwaram.

The police said that following a tip-off, it tried to arrest Dinesh but a scuffle ensued. Inspector Sunil S Naik fired in the air to warn Dinesh but he stabbed an SI in his hand, following which Naik shot him in his right knee to immobilise him, a police statement said.

The police has registered a case.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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