- Hindi-speaking Param abused the driver when he insisted to talk in Kannada
- As soon as the cab stopped in front of Param’s house, his friend opened the door, pulled Jagadish out of the cab and started beating him
- Praveen Shetty, president of Rakshana Vedike has condemned the attack
An Ola cab driver was assaulted by two North Indians for not speaking in Hindi. Seshadripura police arrested two persons and a case has been booked, investigations are on, reports Kannada Prabha.
The incident happened near BDA Complex, Guttahalli Road. Jagadish (26) a Ola cab driver, resident of Hanuma Reddy Colony near Electronic City is the victim. Param (30) from Himachala Pradesh and Thakur (32) from Delhi have been arrested, said the police.
Param had booked the Ola cab at 9 pm and got into the cab. He had mentioned the point of drop as Guttahalli Surya Park. Jagadish brought him to the destination but Param said his house was near Guttahalli B d A Complex. Jagadish said he had dropped him at the spot entered and requested him to “get down as he had other bookings waiting”
To that Param got angry and said “S*** ke bachche, Hindi mei baath karo…” Irritated at this, Jagadish objected to the language and asked him talk descent and in Kannada. Both got into an argument for next 20 minutes finally when Param refused to get down from the cab Jagadish took him to his house. However, Param had texted his friend to come to the spot. As soon as the cab stopped in front of Param’s house, his friend opened the door, pulled Jagadish out of the cab and started beating him. Locals rushed to his help.
Later Jagadish lodged a complaint and police arrested Param and Thakur, who are both employees of a private company.
Praveen Shetty, president of Rakshana Vedike has condemned the attack and said atrocities against Kannada people by the non-Kannadiga people is on the rise. Kannadiga should be protected against such attacks, he urged.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:48 PM IST