"Without any provocation, the accused started behaving like an animal as he scratched me all over my body,” Girish said.

Bengaluru road rage Driver bites off mans ear lobe swallows it and goes abscondingImage for representation
news Crime Friday, October 07, 2016 - 09:44

Twenty-nine-year-old M Girish, a tempo traveler driver in Bengaluru now has one of his ear lobes missing, after another driver allegedly bit it off last Friday.

Girish, who was ferrying employees of a BPO from the Electronic city on Friday night was allegedly attacked by 26-year-old Venkatesh, another tempo traveler driver working in the same company.

Venkatesh is reported to have blocked Girish’s vehicle, pulled him out, bit off his ear lobe, chewed and swallowed it. According to the police, Venkatesh is still absconding.

Praveen Kumar reports for Bangalore Mirror that Venkatesh constantly prevented Girish’s vehicle from overtaking his, while both were on their way to Hosur road to drop off the employees. 

When trying to descend an elevated road, Girish’s vehicle bumped into Venkatesh’s vehicle, after which the former was pulled out of the vehicle.

“Without any provocation, the accused started behaving like an animal as he scratched me all over my body,” Girish told Bangalore Mirror. 

Girish told BM that he was bitten on his shoulder that has turned septic. He was taken to the hospital by one of the employees, where he underwent a surgery.

Venkatesh, who drove the vehicle for quite some time after the incident, forced the employees to get off the vehicle and has since been absconding.

As per the instruction of the company, Girish filed a police complaint. 

The South East division police have registered a case against Venkatesh for causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means (Indian Penal Code [IPC] 326), wrongful restraint (IPC 341) and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace (IPC 504).

The company has assured termination of Venkatesh, who is an outsourced driver working with the company for the last 45 days, says the report.

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