Updated May 31st, 2024 at 13:07 IST

Bengaluru Shocker: Shopkeeper Attacked With Machete For Not Paying 'Haftha,' BJP Flags 'Lawlessness'

In a shocking incident caught on CCTV, a Bengaluru-based shopkeeper running a medical store was allegedly attacked by a machete for not paying extortion money.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Karnataka Shopkeeper Attacked With Machete For Not Paying 'Haftha,' BJP Flags 'Lawlessness' | Image:Republic
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Bengaluru: In a shocking incident caught on CCTV, a Bengaluru-based shopkeeper running a medical store was allegedly attacked by a machete for not paying extortion money.  

The Karnataka BJP unit took to X to share the video clip of the alleged incident and criticised the Congress-led state government over ‘lawlessness and corruption.’  

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It said that Karnataka's Bengaluru, once celebrated for its booming IT sector, startups, and investments, is now in the ‘news for drugs, corruption, lawlessness and so on.’

"In a shocking incident captured on CCTV, a medical storekeeper was attacked using a machete for not paying "Roll Call/Haftha," with the miscreant also breaking the showcase glass," the Karnataka BJP stated on Twitter. 

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“The law and order situation in Karnataka has deteriorated significantly since @INCKarnataka took over the administration. Appeasement politics and a lenient attitude towards thugs, terrorists, and goons have put the lives of people in Karnataka in danger. Let’s hope no Congress ministers dismiss this as a mere prank,” it added. 

Hanuman Chalisa Row

In a similar but separate incident that stoked nationwide outrage, a shopkeeper was attacked near Siddanna Layout in Bengaluru in March this year. 

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The incident unfolded after he played Hanuman Chalisa during 'Azaan' time. The videos of the incident circulated on social media showed a confrontation between the shopkeeper and a group of youngsters which soon escalated into physical violence.


 

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 13:07 IST