Another RTI activist attacked and injured
It has been reported that two masked men attacked, B Ramakrishnappa, a RTI activist, with clubs in Vijaypura of Karnataka. 50 year old Ramakrishnappa sustained severe injuries and has been admitted to the government hospital. The attackers came of a motorcycle and attacked him at around 8.30 AM on November, 16.
The identity of the attackers or their motive was not known. Using Right to Information (RTI) Act, Ramakrishnappa had obtained documents about the alleged corruption at Godlu Muddenahalli Gram Panchayat copies of which were also released to the media.
There have been a series of attacks against RTI activists in the country who have revealed corruption at various levels.