Rowdies and Bangalore Police — Assaulted by Rowdies, Police Relaxes.
On Bannerghatta Road, at the traffic junction outside Masjid (near Jayadeva Hospital flyover).
Jan 11 2010, 5 PM.
As the traffic signal was Red, like others i was waiting on my two wheeler. Suddenly i hear lot of honking behind me. I turn around and see two guys (one young, another middle aged), honking and abusing me asking me to get out of their way. They were on a old kinetic honda. I politely told them the signal is RED, wait for it to turn green. And that was all. One of the guys (middle aged) lunged at me, and punched me on my face resulting in a deep cut and bleeding. Before i could recover from this unprovoked act and shock, the younger guy bumped his vehicle into mine and showed me his fist. At this i got down from my vehicle (not knowing what to do) in a apparent bid to push them away.
Now the signal turned green, and these guys suddenly took a U turn on the road and parked their vehicle right in front of the Masjid. They were clearly locals and banking on the fact that being next to the Masjid, with local support, they had nothing to fear.
I quickly came behind their vehicle, noted their number and drove away (still bleeding).
WHAT Happpened Next
I went to Mico Layout Police Station. The constable took full 40 minutes to register a simple complaint, and that too completely in kannada. I signed it without understanding what he really wrote. The only thing i could make out was that he had written the rowdies vehicle number, and for some reason even my vehicle number. When i asked the constable for Complaint Number, he said he cant give it then, but will call me later.
Later i went to hospital emergency, and got 5 stitches on my upper lip, and poorer by Rs 4000. All this for no fault of mine.
1. I still dont know what provoked the rowdies to attack me?
2. Why the police was so casual in recording the complaint. If they acted quickly, they could have even found the vehicle parked in front of the Masjid that time.
3. If Police is not going to help, is the common man supposed to take law in their own hands? What should be done.
4. If you dont know kannada, you can easily see even local crowd and rowdies behaving in a very aggressive manner towards you. And police appears to be behaving in same manner.
ONLY Goondas, Police. Politician are safe in India.
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