Bus driver assaults, kidnaps biker in road rage

The Peenya police on Sunday detained the driver of a Seabird bus for his involvement in the alleged assault and kidnap of a biker over a road rage incident on Friday night.

The police said driver Harish (29) was detained from Hassan following a complaint by victim Raghu, a resident of Peenya. A search is on for the three others involved in the incident, they added.

According to the police, on Friday, Harish was driving the bus rashly on the national highway near Peenya. Raghu, coming in the same direction, asked Harish to drive carefully. Soon after drivers and the staff of the bus got down near Navayuga Toll Plaza and assaulted Ragu and his friend Manjunath (pillion) with an iron rod. The staff then kidnapped Raghu and assaulted him on the bus. Raghu managed to escape from the assaulters near Sakleshpura. He reached the city on Saturday afternoon and was admitted to KC General Hospital. He then filed the complaint with the police.

Angry residents demanded immediate arrest of all the accused within 48 hours or else they would block the national highway-4 in protest against the brutal attack.

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