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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Hyderabad, Dec 8: WhatsApp has blocked the helpline number of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, forcing it to switch to an alternate number for time being, after it received a flood of messages following November 27 gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar tweeted on Sunday that WhatsApp has blocked Cyberabad Police's WhatsApp number 9490617444. "We are now using 7901114100 for receiving citizens'' grievances temporarily," he added.

WhatsApp apparently deactivated the number after it received a flood of messages following the November 27 incident of gang-rape and murder of the veterinarian by four youths at Shamshabad on the city outskirts under the limits of Cyberabad Commissionerate.

Cyberabad Commissionerate officials have sent a mail to WhatsApp, requesting it to activate the number.

The gruesome rape and murder had shocked the entire nation.

All four accused were killed by police in an alleged ''encounter'' at Chatanpally near Shadnagar town on December 6.