Public beats noise-making, drunk duo

Two drunk youths were beaten by members of the public for blocking traffic on Club Road, Vijayanagar, in western Bengaluru and causing a nuisance on Tuesday night, the police said.

Rakesh, a BCom student, and Prajwal, who works at a footwear shop, were riding in an inebriated state around 11 pm. The were also reportedly doing motorcycle stunts and creating a lot of noise. They then parked the motorcycle in the middle of the road. Irritated residents confronted them. Soon, an argument broke out and one of the youths tried to assault a passerby with helmet.

But the crowd overpowered the duo and beat them up. Police also reached the spot. While Rakesh managed to flee, Prajwal was hauled up to the police station. Police then traced Rakesh to an apartment and also took him to the police station. By the time they went back to the spot to confiscate the duo’s motorcycle, it was destroyed in a fire lit by the residents.

Police said they had booked the youths and were also searching for people who had torched their motorcycle.

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