Tanveer Sait
Mysuru: Karnataka Congress MLA Tanveer Sait who was attacked by an unknown person at an event in Mysuru in the early hours of Nov 18, 2019.IANS

Congress legislator and former minister of Karnataka Tanveer Sait was brutally attacked by a youngster with a machete at a function in Mysuru on Sunday (November 17) night.

The incident took place around 10.30 pm at Banni Mantap in the district, where the MLA was attending a marriage reception when a 20-year-old Farhaan Pasha attacked him with a sharp knife on his neck. He was quickly shifted to Columbia Asia hospital in Mysuru and the doctors conducted a surgery over five hours for the deep cut he had suffered on his neck.

Tanveer Sait
Congress MLA from Narasimharaja constituency, Tanveer Sait attacked in Mysuruscreengrab

Sait to be kept under observation

According to the reports, Sait is undergoing treatment at the hospital and the doctors have said that he will be kept under continuous observation as the next 78 hours will be crucial for the party leader. He is in critical condition as he has also suffered severe nerve and ear damage.

A video of the incident has also gone viral in social media. The five-time-MLA from Narasimharaja constituency, Sait was seated in the front row, when Farhaan Pasha stabbed him on his neck. After attacking the Congress leader, Pasha tried to flee the area but was captured by Sait's supporters and was handed over to the police.

The accused is a resident of Ghousianagar in Udayagiri at Mysuru and is a carpenter by profession. Farhan Pasha entered the function disguised as a guest with a strapped knife under his shirt. While interrogation, Pasha allegedly told police that the attack was carried out as Sait did not help in getting him a job. However, police differ from this and believe that the accused is lying and have formed teams to further investigate the attack.

Several Congress leaders including Former minister UT Khader visited the hospital and enquired about Sait's condition.