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Karnataka ombudsman recovering from stab attack: Doctor

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanatha Shetty, who was stabbed multiple times by a complainant on Wednesday afternoon, is recovering and will stay in the hospital for another week, a senior doctor from the hospital said on Friday.

"Justice has been operated upon for his stab wounds and is recovering. He is likely to be kept in the hospital for another week," at told IANS here.

Shetty, 73, was stabbed by a 33-year-old complainant, Tejraj Sharma, on Wednesday afternoon and was rushed to in the city centre. The attacker was immediately nabbed by police.

"A police team led by of is probing the incident of attack on Justice I am expecting the report soon," tweeted on Friday.

Sharma, a from Tumakuru, about 70 km northwest from here, had filed a complaint with the about a local government office, according to the police.

"He was allegedly unhappy that his complaint was not being heard. This could have been the motive for the attack," had earlier said.

A few days before the incident took place, had advised the accused not to "squabble" in the Lokayukta office, the said.

After the attack, the on Thursday had suspended the of for "lapse in security".

Shetty was earlier a in the High Court and had also practised in the He had taken charge as the state's ombudsman in January 2017.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 20:46 IST