COIMBATORE: The Gomangalam Police have registered a case against the conductor and driver of a private bus after they forced a 29-year-old man to alight from the moving vehicle, leading to him sustaining head injuries in Gomangalampudur near PAP Branch Canal along the Udumalaipettai to Pollachi Road on Thursday.
A case was registered in this regard on Friday.
The victim, R Mahendran, a resident of Harijan Colony, Kolarpatty, Pollachi, had boarded a private bus at the Udumalai bus stand. He was headed to Kolarpatty and failed to pay up the requisite fare. He was asked to get off the bus by the conductor Prabhu, a resident of Karamadai.
When Mahendran asked the driver to stop the vehicle, the latter ignored him. At the same time, the conductor demanded that Mahendran get off the vehicle.
While alighting from the vehicle in Gomangalampudur, Mahendran slipped and fell on the road and sustained head injuries. He was rushed to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, where he is currently being treated.
Based on a complaint, Gomangalam Police registered a case against the conductor and bus driver under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.
Police told Express that the entire incident had been caused because Mahendran did not have Rs 2 in change to give to the bus conductor.