Father of boy who was electrocuted beaten up by gang for filing police complaint
Basavaraju alleged that he was beaten up because he had filed a police complaint against a landlord for illegally drawing power from BESCOM lines.
Bengaluru: Basavaraju SG, a cab driver, was attacked by miscreants at his residence on Sunday. Basavaraju had filed a complaint against the landlord in his neighbourhood for setting up illegal electric connections from BESCOM power lines a day earlier.
Basavaraju had filed the complaint because Sai, his 8-year-old son, had recently come in contact with a live wire while playing near his house, and suffered intense electric shock. Sai suffered from seizures and had to be put on ventilator. He was discharged a few days ago.
Basavaraju alleged that six men entered his home at around 10:15 pm and attacked him. He was alone at home since his wife and son had gone to visit a relative. He said that they beat him up, warned him against filing a police complaint against his neighbour and asked him to accept the money that would be given to him for his son’s treatment.
Basavaraju later dialled the police but said that the police left after paying him a short visit, since the attackers were no longer around. He also claimed that no FIR had been registered after his first complaint.
Basavaraju said, “My son has suffered because of negligence of the civic agencies and a property owner who used illegal connections to draw power. A day after I lodged a police complaint, miscreants barged into my house and beat me up. I was helpless in front of a huge gang wielding weapons.”
N Shashikumar, deputy commissioner of police (North), said that he would find out why the complaint was not registered on Sunday and that cops would be directed to take the complaint and register an FIR accordingly.