Bengaluru, Aug 13: Kannada film actor Komal was allegedly thrashed by four youths after his car brushed their bikes in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening, police said.

Komal was on the way to drop his daughter for tuition when the incident happened at Malleswaram, the police said.

The youths, who were apparently drunk, dragged the 46-year-old actor out of the car and beat him up in full public view. Timely intervention of some local residents prevented any major untoward incident, the police said.

With injuries on his face, Komal was taken to a hospital and he was discharged after first aid. Police have nabbed all the accused.

Komal's brother Jaggesh, who is also a popular Kannada actor, alleged that hooliganism had gone up manifold in the city, making the life of ordinary citizens "miserable and helpless".

"I request the police to put an end to such incidents. It is causing fear among the ordinary citizens," Jaggesh said. 

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Bengaluru: A local court on Monday granted bail to seven Pro-Kannada activists who were arrested for attacking Jain building and taking down a Hindi banner in the city.

The bail application was heard by the court on Monday. The court then granted bail to the activists on surety of Rs. 50,000 and two persons.

The court also conditioned that the accused should not tamper with the evidences of the case and should co-operate with the investigation.

The accused told the court that their actions were only aimed for the betterment of Kannada and that's why they removed the Hindi banners to setup Kannada banners instead.

A complaint was filed against the activists for tearing banners with Hindi language in a Jain temple in Commercial Street Police Station limits on August 16, which was followed by arrest of six accused.

According to the regulations, at least 60% of the writing on signboards should be in Kannada, remaining 40% can be in English and other languages.