BENGALURU: The JP Nagar police have arrested eight people, including the husband of a BBMP corporator, for allegedly assaulting the son of retired DGP Sathyanarayana Rao and his friends after a scuffle with them over playing cricket.
The police have booked Sarakki corporator Deepika's husband Manjunath Reddy and his gang for rioting and attempt to murder (IPC section 307). based on a complaint from one of the victims, Syed Salman.
According to the police, the complainant, Mr Rao's son and their friends, who are software engineers working at a private firm in JP Nagar, were playing cricket in a ground which belonged to a cultural welfare organisation. The prime accused, Manjunath, along with his men entered the ground and asked the techies to stop playing. As the players questioned him, Manjunath picked up a verbal fight.
Later, Manjunath allegedly attacked one of the techies, following which his men too joined him and started beating up the others. One of the victims Salman lodged the complaint, which led to the arrest of the accused.
"Based on the complaint, we have arrested the accused. Apparently, the victims have been attacked and have injury marks over their bodies. We are investigating to confirm if it was by Manjunath and his men," the police said.
The techies told police that they have been playing cricket on the ground for a long time and no one had objected until Wednesday, when Manjunath came with his men and threatened them to stop playing. A case has been registered at the JP Nagar police station and the investigation is underway.