According to police, two men allegedly abducted cab driver Vijay Kumar from CBI Junction on Ballari Road and assaulted him after fighting about an accident on July 21.

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news Crime Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 09:07

Bengaluru Police on Friday arrested two men in connection with a case of road rage, abduction and assault of a cab driver, which occurred a week ago in the city. The arrested accused include Suresh V, a resident of Hongasandra near Bommanahalli and his relative Santosh.

According to the Sanjay Nagar Police, Suresh and Santosh allegedly abducted a cab driver Vijay Kumar from CBI Junction on Ballari Road and assaulted him after fighting about an accident on July 21.

“Vijay Kumar is a cab driver. He is a resident of Kengeri. Last Sunday (July 21), he had completed a trip to Kempegowda International Airport and was on his way to pick up another customer in Banashankari at around 9.15 pm,” the Sanjay Nagar Police said.

A BMTC Bus stopped abruptly in front of Vijay Kumar’s car and he was forced to apply the brake. Kumar allegedly yelled at the bus driver for his inefficient driving. However, as Vijay abruptly stopped his car, a Maruti Omni van, which was behind Vijay’s, ended up manoeuvring the vehicle in order to avoid bumping into Vijay’s cab, but ended up bumping into another car.

“The van belongs to Suresh and his relative Santosh was with him inside the van on the day of the accident. Since the Omni van’s bumper was damaged, Suresh and Santosh blamed Vijay Kumar for the accident as the man in the other car, which the Omni van had hit had already left the spot,” Sanjay Nagar police added.

Santosh and Suresh got out of the van and accused Vijay of causing the damage, after which a fight broke out on the road, police said. The duo demanded that Vijay Kumar pay for the damage but Vijay refused.

“According to the victim, the two men grabbed his arms and forced him into the Omni van and drove all the way near Suresh’s residence. Suresh was driving and Santosh allegedly beat up Vijay Kumar brutally for over an hour while they drove from Ballari Road to Hongasandra,” the police added.

When the van reached Hongasandra, Suresh and Santosh allegedly let Vijay Kumar go. Vijay then called the police control room and soon the Bommanahalli Police arrived at the spot and rushed him to KC General Hospital in Malleshwaram. “His left ear was bleeding. He had bruised on his back, arms and torso,” the police said.  

The Bommanahalli Police then handed over the complaint filed by Vijay to the Sanjay Nagar Police due to jurisdictional issues and an FIR was registered under sections 307 (attempted murder), 359 (abduction), 352 (assault) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. As Vijay had noted down the van’s license plates, the police tracked down and arrested the suspects on Friday. 

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