Bengaluru: A Sandalwood actor, who is waiting for the release of his first movie, created a stir by filing a robbery complaint with the police, saying eight men attacked him and took away his car, mobile phone and cash. But the police, after going through the CCTV footage and talking to the residents of the area where the alleged incident took place, concluded that the actor had filed a fake complaint, probably to get publicity for his unreleased movie.
The actor, Karthik Vikram (28), filed the complaint that around 12 am while he was on his way back home after dropping his friend, he was assaulted by eight unidentified men. They sped away with his car, mobile phone and his wallet containing Rs 50,000 cash and IDs on Water Tank Road in Basaveshwara Nagar police limits on Tuesday night, he had alleged. He also stated in the complaint that
Karthik, a resident of KHB Layout, who is working on his first film, Nagavalli Vs Apthamithraru, also stated that some passersby took him to a hospital.
The police, who rushed to the spot, spoke to the neighbours and also went through CCTV footage. They concluded Vikram was driving his car rashly and collided with a car parked on the roadside. When the owner of the parked car came out and threatened to file a complaint with the police, Karthik agreed to bear the damages. He left his car and mobile phone as surety and told the car owner that he would return the next day along with the cash to take his vehicle back.
He then admitted himself to a private hospital and cooked up the story.
The owner of the car contacted the police and handed over Karthik’s car and mobile phone. He narrated the story to the police and showed them the damage caused to his car.
The police suspect that Vikram cooked up the robbery story as a publicity stunt for his movie. The police are waiting for Karthik to recover to take his statement. “We will take legal action against him for filing a fake robbery complaint,” they said....