Bengaluru: Labour inspector assaulted, hit on head over parking dispute
The accused reportedly attacked the victim with metal buckets and vessels for being questioned over haphazard parking which was blocking the road.
Bengaluru: A comment on unorganized parking on the road led to a labour inspector being beaten up by four to five people in Adugodi on Saturday (May 25).
Rajesh CN (39), a resident of Cleveland Town, is a labour inspector working in the Bengaluru Rural district. Rajesh was on his way home from work at around 6:15 pm on Saturday. He saw that a two-wheeler and an autorickshaw were parked in a disorderly way on Mahlingeshwara Bande Main Road.
Rajesh told The New Indian Express that because he found the road to be blocked, he assumed that there was some function going on. He then asked a group of four to five people who were standing there and talking about why the road was blocked and if he could manage to take his bike through if there was a gap. Rajesh then narrated that the group started yelling at him and verbally abusing him, asking him to leave. Surprised and shaken by the sudden abuse, Rajesh asked the men to speak properly. Following this, one of the men hit Rajesh on the head from behind. They also allegedly attacked him with vessels and metal buckets, leaving him with injuries to the head. Rajesh’s helmet was also broken into two as a result of the assault.
The argument was at its peak when a police constable from Adugodi police station noticed what was happening and rushed to the spot. Following this, the four men fled from the scene.
Rajesh also said that in the commotion, one of the men grabbed his cellphone from a stand on his bike and ran away with it.
Based on information given by people who reside in and around the scene of crime, police have identified one of the attackers as Naveen. The Adugodi police have filed a case of assault, wrongful restraint, unlawful assembly and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace. Meanwhile, efforts are on to nab the rest of the group.