Bantwal, Oct 29, 2020: Three persons have been arrested in connection with the murder attempt on a studio owner at Farangipete on October 28, Tuesday night.
Those arrested are Muhammad Arshad (19), Abdul Rahman (22) and Muhammad Saifuddin (22). Another accused Sawad is absconding.
Dinesh Kottinja, the owner of Trisha Studio at Farangipete in Pudu village was attacked by a group of four persons on the pretext of customers and had inflicted stab injuries on Dinesh. A person named Shekhar Poojary who was at the studio had tried to prevent the attack by throwing a chair at the assailants. Even he was injured in the process.
It has been gathered that Dinesh had supported the family of a young woman in a case of sexual harassment at Kumpanamajalu near Farangipete. The attack took place in order to avenge this, police said.
Senior police officials have visited the place.