Good Samaritan 'manhandled' by police

Good Samaritan 'manhandled' by police

Good Samaritan 'manhandled' by police

Life may not remain normal for G Rajesh, a software engineer, who was forced to pay a heavy price for being a good Samaritan.

He was allegedly thrashed by the Bannerghatta police with a cricket bat and the impact may cripple Rajesh for life. The youth, in his early 30s and hailing from Manjeri in Malappuram district of Kerala, is now admitted to a private hospital, where his condition is said to be serious.

With the help of his friends, Rajesh has approached the Karnataka Police Complaints Authority (KPCA) against the Anekal police with a written complaint.

According to Rajesh’s submission, on October 16, he spotted two youths fighting when he went to buy cigarettes near Federal Bank on Bannerghatta Road. Policemen reached there and started beating the youths black and blue.

When Rajesh intervened, requesting the police to be considerate towards the youths, police allegedly took Rajesh to the police station and reportedly thrashed him with the bat. The police snatched his mobile phone and didn’t even bother to shift the bleeding Rajesh to hospital.

With dire consequences

Rajesh said the police forced him to sign a letter written in Kannada. He was threatened with dire consequences if he did not say in front of the magistrate that he suffered fractures from a fall.

Rajesh further stated in his complaint that he was given a high dose of painkillers when he was produced before the magistrate. Later, he was admitted to Fortis Hospital, where he was diagnosed with multiple fractures on his legs.

The victim informed his friend Gopal Menon about the mental and physical trauma he went through. On Tuesday, Justice M P Chinnappa of the KPCA asked Rajesh’s friends, who had given a representation on his behalf, to come with relevant documents to prove that his friend was manhandled by the police.

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