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One killed, two injured in Bangalore hospital attack

The criminal who died was wanted in at least 17 cases including murder, assault and attempt to murder, police said.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 17:51 IST

An alleged criminal was killed and two of his aides were injured when members of a rival gang attacked him in the hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

A 20-member gang arrived at the hospital in three vehicles. While some gang members stood outside, a few barged into Palani's ward and attacked him, killing him instantaneously, Joint Commissioner of Police Narayana Gowdasaid.

Two of Palani's aides, Muruga and Pratap, who were present in the hospital, tried to prevent the assailants from escaping, but were injured in the process.

Palani was wanted in at least 17 cases including murder, attempt to murder and assault, Gowda said.

"He had been inactive for the past two years", he said.

Hospital authorities informed the police about the attack but the gang managed to escape even before the squad could reach the spot, he added.

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 17:51 IST