MLA Tanveer Sait attacked at a wedding in Mysuru, undergoes surgery

MLA Tanveer Sait attacked at a wedding in Mysuru, undergoes surgery

Mysuru: Congress MLA and former Minister Tanveer Sait, who was attacked by a disgruntled youth with a lethal weapon at a wedding ceremony in the late hours of Sunday, underwent a surgery at a private hospital in the city.

Mr. Sait was at Bal Bhavan in Bannimantap when the youth, identified as Farhaan Pasha (24) walked close to Mr. Sait, assaulted him with a knife and tried to escape. The incident was captured on video by the wedding photographers and shows the accused trying to escape from the spot after the assault.

The bleeding MLA was rushed to the Columbia Asia Hospital where he underwent a surgery. Though there was no official communication from the hospital, police said Mr. Sait’s condition was stable.

Meanwhile the accused, who was caught on the spot by guests and Mr. Sait’s supporters, was thrashed and turned over to the police.

Mr. Pasha, a resident of Udayagiri, is a handicraft artisan. Commissioner of Police K.T. Balakrishna said the accused is being interrogated and the motive behind the attack was yet to be ascertained. However, sources said that Mr. Pasha was “disillusioned’’ as he had approached Mr. Sait a couple of times seeking a job and was disappointed over the delay.

The Narasimharaja Police who took the accused into custody booked a case under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code and charged him with attempt to murder.

Security has been beefed up around the hospital where Mr. Sait’s supporters had gathered on receiving the news.

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