Friday, October 01, 2010

Gang attack fails to deter bold RTI activist

A life-threatening attack on him with lethal weapons has not daunted an activist, who sought information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act on road projects of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). S Channabasappa Patil was set upon by three motorcycle-borne men armed with a machete and a steel rod in the Gandhi Nagar area. The attack has left him with injuries to his right hand that required 37 stitches. The assailants hit him on his head with the steel rod, which could have killed him but for the helmet he was wearing. Such was the impact of the blow on his head, that the helmet split into two.

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