BENGALURU:Employees of an office and residents of 2nd A Cross in KHB Colony, Koramangala 5th Block, got a rude shock on Saturday when they found their cars decorated with deep scratches. But it was not a surprise for many residents, who said this has been happening for almost a month now.
Saravanan Natarajan, director of CrossWorks, a company located on 2nd A Cross, was among those whose cars were scratched. “It is appalling. I had parked my car outside the office at 2 am on Saturday and was working inside. However, when I came out at 3 am, I found it with deep scratches, like someone had used a sharp metal object. I now have to shell out close to `1 lakh as the vehicle needs to be repainted,” he said.
He said if anyone had a problem with how he had parked the car, instead of damaging it, they could have asked him to move it. “I would have done so immediately. I believe that it is the handiwork of someone staying close by,” he said.
Residents of Koramangala, especially in and around Forum Mall, told Express that for a while now, they have been facing problems due to haphazard parking. “Though we do have issues pertaining to people who park their vehicles near our houses, nobody should resort to this. It’s not necessary. I have sometimes told people not to park their vehicles near my house and they have complied,” said Mohan Kumar, a retired government employee.
Vijay, a driver who parks his vehicle on the stretch every day, said someone scratched the bonnet of his car 15 days ago. “I normally park my car here and wait
for my employer to pick her up. One day, I parked the car here and went to get some tea. However, when I came back 20 minutes later, the car was scratched. I got yelled at by my employer for no fault of mine. We contemplated filing a police complaint, but somehow left it at that,” he said.
Koramangala police said they have taken cognizance of the matter and a probe is on.