Attack on three women staff, accused arrested

11:11 PM, Monday, September 20th, 2021

NaveenMangaluru : Police have taken a man into custody in connection with the attack on three women staff of the District Institute of Education and Training near the district jail in Mangaluru on September 20, Monday.

Speaking to media commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, the attack at Karangalpady where a man barged into District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) center, police that the accused Naveen was mentally ill.

The accused 31-year-old Naveen has paranoid schizophrenia, a chronic mental illness, commissioner said.

He was working at Kundapur court as a peon in 2018. In 2012-13 he joined the training center for DeD. It came to light that he was mentally not stable. He used to behave violently. He has been earlier treated at a hospital in Udupi.

The accused claimed that one of his teachers did not show him respect as he expected. He also said that the teacher along with a student performed black magic on him and made him suffer. When he tried to meet the teacher to request her to rescue him from the black magic, he could not meet her. Hence, he attacked others in anger.

The police commissioner also informed that the accused has purchased a sharp weapon from a shop in Kundapur for the crime.

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