On CCTV: Head of school association attacked outside his home in Bangalore

Shashi Kumar, secretary general of the Karnataka Primary and Secondary Schools Management Association (KAMS), was attacked by the assailants outside his residence.

Shashi Kumar, Secretary General of Karnataka Primary and Secondary Schools Management Association (KAMS) was attacked on the night of July 29 by three unidentified men in Jalahalli, Bengaluru, outside his residence. CCTV footage of the incident shows three people running towards Shashi Kumar after he opened his car door while talking on the phone, and one of them hit him with a stick, forcing him back inside of the car.

Two of the three men, Shashi Kumar told reporters, were armed with weapons. Kumar expressed shock and said he was unaware of the motive for the assault. “At 9 p.m., as I was getting out of my car in front of my residence, three unidentified men came and attacked me. They had lethal weapons and fled the scene after I grabbed my gun in self defense. Kumar is said to have a licensed pistol, which he pulled out in self-defense. He was injured in the shoulder and right thigh during the attack and is undergoing treatment in a hospital.

In CCTV video of the incident, the three assailants can be seen driving past his car. When one of them attacks Shashi Kumar, the other two join the attacker. Kumar can be seen taking refuge in his car from the attackers who then fled the scene.

Kumar Recount The News Indian Express that he has been carrying a licensed gun for a few years now since he received death threats before. He added that the jurisdictional police rushed to the scene and are investigating the matter.

police officers Recount The Times of India that they are collecting CCTV footage from the crime scene and have strong leads against the attackers and that arrests would soon be made. The police official reportedly said the attackers fled in different directions after seeing the licensed gun Kumar was carrying.

Speaking to TNM, the other official said no arrests have been made so far but investigations are ongoing.

Watch CCTV footage of the incident here:

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