A video of a fight involving a police constable and a bus conductor over a ticket fare of Rs 15 in Mahabubnagar has gone viral. The police constable is seen shoving and lashing out at the conductor when she approaches her for ticket money.
Rajitha Kumari, a police constable, was on her way to the Nawabpet police station, where she works. Since she was on duty and wearing her uniform, she refused to pay the bus fare. However, the conductor insisted that she pay her fare, reported NDTV.
Following this, there was a verbal duel, in which the constable said that a government servant on duty is entitled to travel on government bus for free.
Their argument then quickly escalated to a fist fight and the constable shoved and punched the conductor repeatedly.
This whole episode was filmed by an onlooker, which was later shared widely on social media.
The person who shot the video is heard trying to intervene and says that the conductor is just doing her job.
The conductor later filed a complaint in Nawabpet police station, where Rajitha works.
Mahabubnagar Superintendent of police has ordered for an informal inquiry into the matter.
An inquiry has been initiated by the Telangana police department.