Attempt to murder case: one arrested

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Ponda: Cracking a case of attempt to murder,  the Ponda police, on Friday, arrested a 21-year-old truck cleaner, who was on the run after allegedly attacking truck driver at Kavlem with a laterite stone last fortnight.

The alleged accused has been  identified as Praveen alias Ashiwin Kumar; he was arrested by police team from his residence at Tumkur, Karnataka.

It should be noted that on December 15, in a fight reported between the truck driver and the cleaner at Kavlem, along Farmagudi-Dhavali bypass road, the accused allegedly assaulted the truck driver Channakeshva Krishnappa (30), a resident of Bangalore, Karnataka with a laterite stone on head and fled the spot. 

In the attack, the driver sustained serious injury to his head. The police were on the lookout for the alleged accused, and almost after 10 days, the police managed to arrest him from his residence.

The alleged accused has been booked for attempt to murder, under Section 307 of the IPC.

Meanwhile, the victim Krishnappa has been discharged from hospital after a positive response to treatment. Further, investigation is under progress.