According to the sources, the Bengaluru police have killed Slum Bharath in an encounter at early hours on Thursday. It is said that he was fired two bullets by police inspector Venkataramanappa when Bharath opened fire on policemen with an unlicensed weapon.
The police said that Bharath along with his associates attacked the police vehicle around 2 am. They fired two rounds at officers and police, following which they were chased down by the special operation group.
However, Bharath succeeded to escape in the car which was later followed by the police team. He was finally nabbed following the special team was informed about the accused’s car moving towards Hesaragatta near Soladevanahalli at around 5 am.
The inbound Police inspector Venkataramanappa fired once in the air from his service pistol demanding Bharath to surrender and quit attacking police. However, he and his companions continued to fire at policemen.
The shoot out
Bharath was finally stopped after he was shot by senior officer Venkataramanappa who retaliated. The officer shot two bullets on Bharath, which resulted in a serious injury.
Unfortunately, the gun battle injured Police constable Subhash of Nandini Layout police station.
N Shashi Kumar, Deputy commissioner of police (North) said that severely-injured Bharath was rushed to Sapthagiri hospital. But by the time doctors tried to get him back in consciousness, Bharath had died as he failed to respond to treatment.
Police told the media that one bullet was shot at Bharath’s leg while another bullet entered his stomach which caused his death. According to the reports, he was the prime accused in the murder of history-sheeter Srinivas alias Kulla Seena in 2006.