Students beat up BMTC driver and conductor

The students allegedly beat up a BMTC driver and conductor in Anekal. Representative image.

The Anekal police have arrested two students of Alliance University and are hunting for others who reportedly intercepted a BMTC bus and assaulted its driver and conductor in Anekal on Thursday evening.

The arrested students have been identified as Lalith and Shubhamlal, both of them in the final year of the BBA programme.

According to police, the incident occurred around  3.45 pm on Thursday at the VBHC Apartment bus stop on Chandapura Main Road.

The BMTC bus, attached to depot-3 in Shanthinagar, was going from Anekal to City Market. When the bus reached the VBHC bus stop, a few students riding motorbikes, including Lalith and Shubham Lal, pulled right in front of the bus, blocking its way.

Bus brushed against bike

They went on to grab the driver Gururaju and conductor Nagappa and thrashed them, saying the bus had brushed against one of their bikes.

A few auto-rickshaw drivers joined the assault. As a result, the driver and the conductor were beaten mercilessly.

After the scuffle got over and the students left, the driver and conductor informed their seniors and rushed to the Anekal police station to make a complaint.

'Wanted to impress girls'

A preliminary inquiry led the police to conclude that the students held a grudge against the bus driver and conductor.

On April 9, Gururaju and Nagappa were irked after students showed legs to stop the bus. There were brief but heated arguments between the students and the driver and conductor.  

Thursday's incident could have been a retaliation for the April 9 incident as some female students from the university were also there on the bus and the boys probably wanted to impress them.  

The students were produced before a magistrate who remanded in judicial custody.

 

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