School owner hired gang to assault business rival

The police have arrested a gang who were involved in an assault on a school owner on May 16, it has now emerged that a rival school owner had hired the gang to carry out the assault over business rivalries.

On May 16, the gang rammed the car of Nageshwar Rao, the manager of HSLN Higher Primary School, when he was driving from Kubalagunte to Hesaraghatta. As Rao got off his car, the suspects brutally assaulted him and drove away. Passersby noticed Rao in a pool of blood and took him to a hospital.

Rao had previously taught at a school run in Thammenahalli by Ramachandra Reddy. He later quit the job and opened his own school. He also managed to lure many students away from Reddy’s school. Reddy got upset about it and allegedly hired the gang for Rs 15 lakh to kill Rao.

A special team of the jurisdictional Doddabelavangala police, headed by circle inspector G Siddaraju and sub-inspector V Gajendra, nabbed the gang. Soon after the attack, Reddy and one of his associates, Mohan, absconded and efforts are on to apprehend them.

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