Karnataka: Mystery acid attack on Congress rally injures 10
A mystery acid attack on Congress members in Karnataka has resulted in one Congress candidate and his nine supporters suffering minor injuries. The attack took place during a Congress victory march, following the party's win in the Karnataka urban local body elections. Police are currently investing the attack, and the perpetrator has not been identified yet. Here are the details.
Details of the incident
The attack took place during Congress candidate Inayatullah Khan's victory procession. The Congress member had won the urban local body election from Ward No. 16 in Karnataka's Tumakuru, around 70km from Bengaluru, and had taken out a procession to celebrate the victory. However, celebrations soon turned sour when an unidentified man sprayed some liquid on the celebrating crowd and fled the scene.
All 10 victims were rushed to a hospital
"Few people felt a little allergic and were taken to a hospital. Doctors said the liquid might be some low-intensity acid like a bathroom cleaner. All ten people had minor injuries," said the Tumakuru superintendent of police, Divya Gopinath.
Meanwhile, election results went in favor of the Congress-JD(S) alliance
Meanwhile, the election results for 105 urban local bodies went in favor of the Congress-JD(S) alliance. Although the BJP won in certain areas, particularly in the southern parts of the state, voters opted for the Congress in several areas of the state. Meanwhile, the JD(S) also secured wins in regions which are its traditional strongholds.