BENGALURU: A 53-year-old traffic police sub-inspector was stabbed by an autorickshaw driver in broad daylight on Wednesday morning. Venkateshaiah, attached to Banashankari traffic police station, is being treated at a hospital and he is said to be out of danger. The unidentified auto driver fled after the incident.
According to sources, Venkateshaiah was booking traffic violators near Banashankari bus stand at 10.45 am when he noticed an auto driver refusing to ferry people. Venkateshaiah went to him and asked him to ferry people or pay a fine. This enraged the driver who is said to have verbally abused Venkateshaiah. Following this, the PSI got into the auto and told the driver to go to the police station. But the driver refused and continued to quarrel with the PSI.
Failing to make him budge, Venkateshaiah was about to challan him when the driver stabbed him three times in the back and fled. Passersby rushed Venkateshaiah to a nearby hospital. The entire incident was caught on nearby CCTV cameras and teams have been formed to trace and nab the driver, a police officer said. Jayanagar police have registered a case.