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Bengaluru: Cops shot at child rape accused

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City police on Monday said it shot at and took into custody a 32-year-old man accused in a child rape case as he resisted arrest near Srirampuram.

Bengaluru: City police on Monday said it shot at and took into custody a 32-year-old man accused in a child rape case as he resisted arrest near Srirampuram. The police said Dinesh was shot in the knee after he allegedly attacked a sub-inspector with a knife.

The accused was wanted for a sexual assault on the four-year-old daughter of a roadside toy-seller near the city railway station. Assistant Police Commissioner (Malleshwaram sub-division) Venkatesh Naidu said that the child had gone missing from the railway station on October 10 night as the family took shelter there due to heavy rain.

The police later found that the victim was admitted in KC General Hospital in MalleshwaramFollowing a tip-off, they tried to arrest Dinesh but a scuffle ensued. Inspector Sunil S Naik fired in the air to warn Dinesh but he stabbed an SI in his hand, following which Naik shot him in his right knee to immobilise him, a police statement said. The police has registered a case.

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