During a function organised by a farmers’ organisation at Gandhi Bhavan in Bengaluru, miscreants splashed ink on farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday. In connection with the attack, three people have been arrested.
After the ink attack, scuffles erupted between the organisers and the miscreants, with both sides striking each other with plastic chairs.
Rakesh Tikait, speaking to sources, claimed, “The government was to blame. They didn’t offer any protection. It appears to be a well-thought-out plot. I strongly encourage the government to launch an investigation and prosecute the perpetrators.”
“I was assaulted with a microphone and sustained injuries. I’m not sure if the assailants and the sloganeering are connected, but the government must act “He went on to say.
His turban, face, Kurta, and the green scarf around his neck were all covered in black ink. Tikait claims he was targeted for assassination.
Araga Jnanendra, the Karnataka Home Minister, denounced the incident and said an investigation is ongoing.