Yet another BMTC bus driver was viciously assaulted in a road rage incident.
Suryanarayana Gowda, the driver of route number 304 H1, was assaulted by six men riding motorbikes in eastern Bengaluru’s Kadugodi on March 20.
Gowda, who has been with the BMTC since 2014, was driving the bus from Aarenahalli to Majestic on that fateful day. It was his last trip of the day. As the bus reached Channasandra village around 10.30 pm, six men on three motorbikes waylaid the bus and picked a quarrel with Gowda.
They accused him of brushing the bus against one of their motorbikes and asked if he was drunk. He hit back, saying he had no idea what they were talking about and asked them to mind their own business. This clearly angered the men.
They pounced on Gowda and rained punches on him. He bled from the nose. The bus conductor, Nandish, and some passengers rushed to his help, but the gang sped off. Gowda was taken to the MVJ hospital in Hoskote and treated there.
Three days later, he filed a complaint at the Kadugodi police station. Police have opened a case but are yet to make an arrest. Three members of
the group have been identified as Santhosh, Nandan and Chiru.