Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanatha Shetty was stabbed by a youth Tejraj Sharma inside his office in Bengaluru. Justice Shetty, who was stabbed thrice on his chest by Tejraj Sharma, is being treated at the Mallya Hospital and hospital sources confirmed that he is out of danger. The accused had gone to Justice Shetty’s chamber in connection with a case on Wednesday afternoon and stabbed him.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has also rushed to the hospital to see the Lokayukta. He said that police commissioner T Suneel Kumar had informed him about the matter.
The Home Minister said he did not have any details about the attacker at the moment. “We really don’t know why he did it. We don’t know if he had taken an appointment with the Lokayukta or just barged into his chambers. The police are interrogating him,” Ramalinga Reddy said.
Tejraj Sharma had come to the Lokayukta office around 1.30pm in connection with a corruption case. The moment he was allowed to enter the chamber, he stabbed Justice Shetty him in the chest thrice before he was apprehended.