Three Youth Arrested in Photographer Dinesh Shetty Assault Case

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Three Youth Arrested in Photographer Dinesh Shetty Assault Case

Mangaluru: The Bantwal police have arrested three youth on October 29, in connection with the assault on Photographer Dinesh at Farangipet on October 28.

The arrested have been identified as Mohammed Arshad (19), Abdul Rehman (22) and Mohammed Saifuddin (22) from Ammemar.

According to the police, on October 28, at around 7:15 pm, all the three accused went to Trisha Photo Studio and asked Dinesh Shetty to click their photograph. While Dinesh was getting ready to click their photographs, one of them stabbed Dinesh’s in the stomach and another youth assaulted Dinesh with a sickle on the head. The other staff in the studio Shekhar Poojary while trying to save Dinesh, picked a chair and hit the assailants. Two of the accused were injured in their hand.

Later Dinesh was rushed to A J Hospital by Shekhar Poojary. A case was registered in the Bantwal Rural police station.

It is learnt that recently a girl was sexually assaulted and Dinesh had supported the victim’s family. The accused tried to kill Dinesh for helping the victim’s family.

Under the direction of SP of Dakshina Kannada Laxmi Prasad, and the guidance of DySP of Bantwal Sub-division, PSI Prasanna and team arrested the accused. A special team has been formed to arrest another accused Savad who is absconding.

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