Angry at reportedly being asked to show a receipt of purchase, a man was caught on camera assaulting two employees at the Decathlon store in Hyderabad's Shamshabad airport.
The video of the incident, which took place on Friday, went viral a day later.
The footage shows an unidentified man in a maroon shirt, walking up to a watchman and creating a ruckus, as a crowd gathers around them.
He then proceeds to slap the watchman, seen in his uniform, even as other employees of the store intervene. Angered by this, the man is also seen slapping and assaulting the employee. Some reports suggest that the accused was a local Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader, but that is yet to be confirmed.
A complaint was later filed with the Shamshabad police, and a copy of the CCTV footage was handed over to them.
According to reports, a case was registered a case under section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and further investigation is ongoing.
Watch the video below.
A local TRS leader seen assaulting an Employee at Decathlon Store at Shamshabad Airport, Complaint filed with Shamshabad Police with no action, @cpcybd Sir Please check. @TelanganaCMO @TelanganaDGP @trspartyonline @KTRTRS @cyberabadpolice pic.twitter.com/RXtJq5OFjAâ€” Amjed Ullah Khan MBT (@amjedmbt) March 24, 2018
In December last year, a TRS MLA and her husband assaulted a toll plaza employee, with the help of their gunman, for not letting them pass through for free. When a commuter tried filming the incident, the couple snatched his cell phone.
The incident happened at the Renigunta checkpost, as MLA Bodiga Shobha, her husband and their security personnel were going to Hyderabad from Karimnagar.
The couple demanded a free entry, but the employee purportedly asked them to wait for a few minutes. Infuriated with his attitude, the MLA got out of the car and started shouting at him. Her husband, Bodiga Gallanna, then slapped the employee.
The MLA, however, dismissed the reports of them hitting the toll booth employee, and said that the argument ensued when he used a slur against her.