Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in Bengaluru office


Bengaluru: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed multiple times in his Bengaluru office on Wednesday morning and is reportedly in a critical situation, media reports said. Accused Tejas Sharma, who hails from Tumkur, has been arrested.

Justice Shetty was rushed to Mallya Hospital near the Lokayukta office and is in the intensive care unit. Police have begun interrogation of Sharma.

According to reports, Sharma had entered the office at 12.45 pm on the excuse of lodging a complaint and after five minutes, the staff outside heard screams. When they rushed in, they found Shetty lying in a pool of blood.

The metal detector was not working and the gunman was not present at the gate when the incident took place.

The police arrived at the spot 10 minutes after the incident.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah visited Bengaluru’s Mallya Hospital to meet Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty. Siddaramaiah told the media that there is a gunman provided to the Lokayukta as per law but the gunman was outside and the government will now look at the security lapses.

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