In yet another shocking incident, a video of a man assaulting a woman advocate in the busy streets of Vinayak Nagar, Bagalkot in Karnataka has gone viral. In the video, the man identified as Mahantesh Cholachagudda is seen kicking and slapping a lawyer named Sangeeta Shikkeri over a property dispute.
Reportedly, the police have arrested the accused on charges of assaulting a woman. Despite the fact that the video is only eight seconds long, the visuals are terrible and horrific. Mahantesh is seen hitting the woman with anger and fury. The accused kicks the woman in the stomach, driving her reeling and taking a few steps back in pain.
Mahantesh then slaps her several times, causing her to drop a few documents she was holding. He then kicks and slaps her a few more times. Mahantesh was arrested and charged with assaulting the woman owing to personal animosity over a civil disagreement.
According to the reports, despite her husband’s pleadings for help, no one came to her relief.
Sangeeta claimed the assault was sparked by a complaint she had filed against Bagalkot BJP General Secretary Raju Naikar, accusing him of harassing her over a property issue. Mahantesh, on the other hand, claimed that he did not assault Sangeeta because he was provoked by someone.
Raju Naikar also dismissed the allegations, claiming that they were part of a political smear campaign against him. He claimed that he purchased the house legally, did not misuse his power, and did not instigate people to assault the woman. Sangeeta claimed that her uncle sold the house without informing her family. The case is still pending in court. She said that Naikar pressurised her to leave the house.
Mahantesh is a photographer at Bagalkot’s University of Horticulture Sciences in Navanagar. According to reports, the woman and Mahantesh are neighbors.
Meanwhile, former MLA H Y Meti paid a visit to the hospital to look at the woman’s condition.