Hunt on for motorist who assaulted techie in Koramangala

Hunt on for motorist who assaulted techie in Koramangala

Hunt on for motorist who assaulted techie in Koramangala
The Koramangala police have launched a search to trace a two-wheeler rider for assaulting an IT professional who clicked the latter’s picture and videographed his act of riding the two-wheeler on a footpath in the locality.

The incident took place around 10.40 am at Wipro Park Circle near Flipkart office on Monday. Ankit Chowdhary, the victim, in his Facebook post wrote: “There are always a few folks who break the law and ride on footpaths and it’s always an inconvenience to pedestrians. So, I duly take photos and report them - in hope it will slowly reduce.

Today's (Monday) guy was an exception. As soon as I took the photo, he stopped his bike and started moving towards me to hit me.” Chowdhary said he started video recording on his phone as the suspect stopped the two-wheeler and approached him. 

“He tried to smash my phone to destroy the video/ photos. I think the mic (sic) stopped working somewhere there. Just the most unexpected, unruly behaviour I have ever seen,” Chowdhary stated.

Chowdhary’s post shows a man in the video riding a black scooter on the footpath. He slaps Chowdhary a couple of times. The post went viral on social media as it was shared more than 300 times, including to the Bengaluru traffic police.  As it is a case of assault, the traffic police directed him to approach the Koramangala police to lodge a complaint. 

“A non-cognisable offence report has been generated based on Ankit’s report. The vehicle was registered in the name of one Hanume Gowda,” the police said.