An assistant sub-inspector was attacked by a gang of four armed bike lifters in Suryanagar on Friday night.

ASI Shivalinga Nayak was on duty when he received a phone call from a few people, alerting him that a gang was on the prowl, stealing parked bikes in the area. Nayak along with his staff rushed to the spot, but by then the gang abandoned the stolen bikes and fled the spot. Nayak recovered two bikes and brought them to the station.

In the meantime, he received another phone call, stating that a group of men, who happened to be from the same gang, were moving suspiciously near Chandapura Circle in Suryanagar. Nayak then alerted the police inspector and headed towards the spot, while the inspector and his team followed.

As soon as the ASI reached the spot, the armed gang confronted him with lethal weapons and assaulted the policemen. He sustained multiple injuries and collapsed, moments before the inspector and his team reached the spot. The police team rushed Nayak to a private hospital, where he is said to be out of danger and is recuperating. Bangalore District Superintendent of Police Ram Nivas Sepat inquired with the health condition of the ASI. He then formed a special team to nab the assailants after lauding the bravery of Nayak and also announced a cash reward for him.