Karnataka: Robber Files Complaint Against Crowd for 'Attacking and Beating' Him in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, September 5: A 18-year-old robber, who failed in a bid to allegedly rob a cab driver of mobile phone and cash at a knife point, was allegedly assaulted by the passersby in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Following which the robber, seeking 'legal action for unknown person' for attacking and beating him filed a complaint with the police, as reported by the Times of India. Report inform s that the robber, identified as Ritesh Jayakumar threatened a cabbie, however the latter pushed him out of the cab and shouted for help. That's when passerby gathered and allegedly started to beat the young robber.

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The robber tried to get away by using his knife, however his attempt was met with strong blows from the crowd. Report informs that the 18-year-old was also hit by a helmet and a log. However, he managed to escape spot. The cab driver filed a complaint with the police for attempt to robbery and Jayakumar was tracked down. TOI reported, the robber, in turn, complained "30-40 men surrounded and beat me up. I sustained injuries on my head, lips, hands and legs. I seek legal action against unknown persons for attacking and beating me." Bihar Shocker: Man Tonsured, Paraded Half-Naked by Mob Over Alleged Phone Theft in Nawada.

The police have filed a case against unknown crowd over Jayakumar's complaint under 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint). A police officer said, “It is the duty of police to register an FIR when a complaint is filed. We seek public cooperation in catching miscreants, but we also request people not to take law in their hands by beating up suspects, " as reported by the Times of India. Mob Lynching in Uttar Pradesh: 2 Men Thrashed on Suspicion of Being Thieves; 1 Dead.

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Meanwhile Ritesh Jayakuma has also been booked under under Indian Pena; Code sections 393 (attempt to commit robbery) and 398 (attempt to commit robbery or dacoity when armed with deadly weapon), police said as per the Times of India report.

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