Man roughs up cops during fight with wife

Two policemen were roughed up when they intervened in a fight between husband and wife in Jalahalli, North Bengaluru. 

Assistant sub-inspector Ramachandra was patrolling the streets on April 13 when the police control room alerted him to a couple fighting in public behind an HP Gas godown near Bahubalinagar. Ramachandra alerted his colleague, ASI Nagaraj. When the policemen reached the place, they found the couple — identified as Kantharaju and his wife Bhagirathi — tearing each other's clothes. 

The policemen learnt that a property matter was the bone of contention. When they warned the couple, Kantharaju got angry and asked them why were they intervening between a husband and wife. He went on to abuse his wife and told the policemen they were free to take her away. 

As the policemen stood their ground and kept warning Kantharaju, he assaulted them, tore their uniforms, ran into a house and locked himself in. The ASIs barged into the house and hauled him up to the police station. Kantharaju was booked for assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC section 352) and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace (504). A court later sent him to jail. The wife was let off with a warning. 

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