Youth from West Bengal, suspected to have been electrocuted for stealing wires,dies in Bengaluru
BENGALURU,August23: A 20-year-old youth from West Bengal, who was initially suspected to have been lynched on Monday night near Kundalahalli Lake, southeast Bengaluru, was in fact electrocuted, police said on Tuesday .
Marathahalli police said they’re ragpickers and residents of Kundalahalli. The trio was caught by unit owner Vasudeva Reddy and others who accused them of stealing wires used in pumpsets. The incident came to light on Monday night after residents alerted police. Reddy and his gang managed to catch them in the morning and locked them up in the pumphouse.
They gave electric shocks to Basheer who died at the spot. Reddy, his associate Syed Ulla, a native of West Bengal, and two others from Bihar have been named as suspects in the FIR. They are absconding,” deputy commissioner of police (Whitefield) Abdul Ahed said. Ajmal was found lying at the spot and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Hafeez Ulla, who had managed to go to his make-shift tent, was later shifted to a hospital after police traced him with the help of locals. Hafeez alleged that Reddy and others tortured them in the room and gave electric shock to Basheer.