K G Halli police on Monday arrested two youths who allegedly assaulted a traffic policeman when they were questioned for riding on the wrong side of a one-way road.
The accused are Syed Asim and Nafeez Hussain, residents of K G Halli. Another accused, Mubarak, is absconding.
Police said constable D S Raju, attached to Pulikeshinagar traffic police station, was deputed at Davis Circle on Tannery Road on Sunday night.
Asim, Hussain and Mubarak came on a motorcycle on the wrong side of the road.
Raju stopped them and taped the vehicle and the violation using the camera provided by the Police Department.
Irked by this, the trio allegedly abused him and made offensive gestures before riding away but Raju caught up with them on his bike. When he tried to call a senior police officer to the spot, the youths allegedly punched him in the face.
Passersby rushed to Raju’s help and also nabbed Asim and Hussain but Mubarak escaped.
Labourer Falls to Death
A 20-year-old labourer died and another worker suffered serious injuries when they fell down along with a cement lifter from the fourth floor of an under-construction building at Singapura Layout in Vidyaranyapura on Monday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Deepak and the injured as Chotu (21), both natives of Rajasthan. They lived in a shed on the building premises.
According to police, the incident took place around 3.30 pm when they were lifting cement bags with a temporary lifting machine and tile fixing work was going on the fourth floor.
The duo lost balance and fell on the ground floor. Other workers who noticed this rushed to the spot and took them to a private hospital where Deepak was declared brought dead.
Chotu’s condition is said to be critical.
Preliminary investigation revealed that no precautionary measures had been taken during work at the construction site.
Vidyaranyapura police have registered a case of negligence against the building owner.