A BMTC bus driver and conductor were allegedly attacked by three men after they reportedly chastised the trio for urinating in a parking lot on the bus stand premises. The incident took place on Monday around 9.15 pm at Bengaluru’s Majestic bus station.
The driver, identified as Suresh Murthy, and the conductor, identified as Jayanna SR, both sustained serious injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital, according to reports.
Jayanna filed a complaint with the Upparpet police station. He stated that he and Suresh were calling it a day after their duty and were taking the bus to the parking area when they noticed the three men urinating in the parking lot. On seeing this, the driver, Suresh, honked multiple times, to which the men paid no heed and continued to urinate.
As the men did not respond, Jayanna got out of the bus and began quarrelling with the men. Angered by this, the three men began hitting Jayanna. Seeing this, Suresh attempted to intervene, but he, too, was attacked and injured.
When the two men began shouting for help, the attackers ran away before more BMTC staff members arrived to help the driver and the conductor.
The Upparpet police are going through the CCTV footage to identify the three attackers, though, at the time of filing this report, no further information was obtained about the culprits. Efforts are underway to track them down.
In another incident, which took place in late March, a BMTC driver was assaulted in an instance of road rage. The driver, Suryanarayana Gouda, was attacked by motorcycle-bound men. The men accused the driver of brushing the bus against one of their motorcycles and insinuated that he was drunk. When Suryanarayana argued, the men proceeded to attack him. A complaint was reportedly registered with the Kadugodi police station.