Road rage: man fires in the air to scare relative

Road rage: man fires in the air to scare relative

A man fired in the air to scare his relative travelling by another car near the Outer Ring Road in Marathahalli, east Bengaluru. Police believe it was a combination of road rage and financial dispute that led to the unsavoury incident.

Nishwanth Reddy and Amruth Reddy, both related to each other and residents of Thippasandra, were travelling by a Porsche when a Chevrolet Cruze brushed against their car around 12.30 am on Saturday. The Porsche driver didn’t stop and steered ahead. He was none other than Karthik Reddy, one of their relatives who lives in Doddanekkundi. Amruth didn’t take it lying down and decided to confront him. He accelerated to overtake Karthik’s car and pulled right into the front, blocking its way.

Amruth quickly alighted from the car and started quarrelling with Karthik who responded in kind. Nishwanth, who was still in the car, got out, took out a revolver and fired in the air to frighten Karthik. Seeing the gun, Karthik retreated and drove off. Amruth and Nishwanth also decided to leave as the sound of the gunfire had drawn a crowd.

Passersby called the jurisdictional HAL police who arrived at the spot soon after. But the men had left by then. On Saturday morning, Karthik went to the HAL police station and filed a complaint. A senior police officer, who is part of the investigation, quoted eyewitnesses as saying that it was a case of road rage. “The men are related to each and are into real estate business. They have a financial dispute, too. We will question them to figure out what transpired that night. We believe Nishwanth is Amruth’s bodyguard. It’s not clear who was driving Porsche,” officer said.

Pedestrian killed
A 48-year-old pedestrian died after he was knocked down by an autorickshaw while he was crossing a road in Pulakeshinagar on Monday morning. The deceased, identified as Kumar, was a resident of Fraser Town and was returning home after buying a can of water from a shop near his house when the accident occurred at around 6 am on St John’s Road, police said.

According to police, he was carrying the can of water on his shoulder and was crossing the road when the speeding autorickshaw knocked him down and sped away. A few passersby informed the police and shifted him to Bowring Hospital, from where he was taken to Nimhans, police said. He was then shifted to Victoria Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Pulakeshinagar traffic police have registered a case and are investigating.
 

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