BANGALORE: A departmental enquiry has been ordered against a head constable of Ulsoor traffic police station for allegedly assaulting a man on Friday night.
However, the police have decided not to suspend him pending a preliminary enquiry by the law and order division of the Ulsoor police.
The victim, Umar Sharief, said head constable Ravi Kumar stopped him, abused him and hit him on his head with a walkie talkie when he was trying to find space for parking his vehicle near Manipal Centre on Dikenson Road. He claimed that he bled due to the attack, and later filed a complaint against Kumar at the Ulsoor police station.
Soon after, Kumar too approached the police and filed a counter complaint. He alleged in the complaint that he had tried to stop Sharief for jumping a signal. He alleged that Sharief picked up an argument with him and in the process, grabbed him by his uniform and even pushed him. He said he accidentally hit Sharief while trying to defend himself and push him away.
DCP Traffic (East) Rajendra Prasad said, “Both Umar Sharief and Ravi Kumar have filed complaints against each other and it looks like both were at fault. We have decided not to suspend Ravi Kumar pending a preliminary investigation report from the investigation officer (Inspector, Ulsoor). In the mean time, we have initiated a departmental enquiry against him and will take appropriate action based on the report.”
The Ulsoor police are in the process of collecting CCTV footage from nearby traffic signals to ascertain exactly what happened. They have registered a case under Section 324 of IPC (assault) against Ravi Kumar and under Section 353 of IPC (assault to deter a public servant from doing his duty) against Sharief.
Youth Killed in Road Accident
An 18-year-old youth was killed when his bike collided into a lorry on Singasandra Main Road on Monday evening. The victim, Nagaraj, was working as mechanic and resided at Electronics City.
He was going towards Madiwala on Hosur Road when a speeding lorry plying from the opposite side of the road crashed into him. Nagaraj died on the spot after sustaining grievous head injuries.
Passersby informed the control room, who called the traffic police. The police took him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Teenager Ends Life
A 14-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Sannakki Bayalu, Kamakshipalya, on Magadi Road on Monday. In his suicide note, the boy took responsibility for the extreme step but did not give a reason for it. T Gururaj, son of Jayanna, a cab driver and Sujatha, an employee of a garment factory. He was a studying in Class 9 at a private school. Police said the incident took place around 3.30 pm when his parents were away. When his mother returned, she found his body, they stated.