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Road rage: Biker attacks actor

Published Aug 14, 2019, 3:35 am IST
Updated Aug 14, 2019, 3:35 am IST
The attacker is identified as Vijay and Malleswaram police have taken him into the custody.
Attacker Vijay
 Attacker Vijay

BENGALURU: Actor Komal of Kempe Gowda II fame was waylaid and attacked by a bike-borne person on busy Srirampura Railway underpass in a road rage case on Tuesday evening. The incident happened when Komal was dropping his daughter to a tuition class. The attacker punched Komal in the face, and the actor was bleeding in the mouth and nose when people rescued him.

The attacker is identified as Vijay and Malleswaram police have taken him into the custody. Komal explained that, the miscreant after overtaking his vehicle started abusing him and got into fighting mode. “The accused told me that you are acting too much. I am seeing you every day,” he said.


Komal told police that, he had never seen this person before. He claimed innocence when he was asked whether the incident had taken place because of rivalry in the film industry.   

Jaggesh, popular Kannada actor turned BJP politician who is the elder brother of the victim Komal, rushed to the spot after learning about the incident. “The miscreant had attacked my brother for silly reason of not giving way for their bikes. They have waylaid his car and started quarreling with him. He was riding with a girl and he wanted to show off his dadagiri,” Jaggesh has maintained.


Later, Komal was held and attacked by the miscreant publicly. An incident like this should have never happened in Bengaluru. “Miscreants under the influence of ganja and alcohol assault people like this, what message does it give to the people,” Jaggesh questioned.

“If anything happens at least I resist and use bad words.

My brother is innocent he can’t even use bad words,” Jaggesh added.

Jaggesh maintained that he had spoken to city Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao. Senior police officers are dealing with the issue.


“I am requesting all police friends to end this menace of dadagiri in the city. Everything is happening. We have to see the college campuses. The drug menace is too much. They come inebriated with girls and carry out unspeakable things. This must be checked,”Jaggesh underlined.

Malleswaram police have begun investigation.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru