Enraged over poor lighting that allegedly led to a pedestrian being killed in a success and run accident, villagers attacked route patrolling officer and two of his assistants earlier than damaging their car at Tippasandra hand publish in Tippasandra village of Magadi Taluk in Ramanagara on Thursday, August 24 night.
The injured Rajanna, 43 and his assistant Puttaswamy and driver Manjunath, a part of the Nelamangala – Devihalli Expressway patrolling squad, rushed to the spot after being intimated concerning the unintentional loss of life of a pedestrian, which had led to villagers blocking the freeway. The villagers attacked the trio accusing them of not illuminating the realm correctly resulting in accident.
The protestors beat up the trio, broken the patrolling car and took away the dashcam, bar gentle indicators , public adressal system, toolkit and security cones, the officers have alleged. As police reinforcements arrived on the spot, the protestors fled the spot. Police rushed the patrolling celebration who had been attacked by villagers to a hospital, the place they’re below therapy presently.
Jayaramegowda, supervisor of the patrolling squad, advised The Hindu that villagers have been miffed that there’s poor lighting facility on the accident spot and attacked the patrolling employees accusing them of being liable for the loss of life. The NHAI officers are liable for the lighting and different infrastructure, whereas patrolling employees are liable for solely serving to individuals in misery on the freeway, imposing site visitors guidelines and clearing the site visitors, he mentioned.
That is the third such assault on the patrolling employees on this stretch. The opposite patrolling employees members refused to go to work fearing the villagers for the final two days, he added.
Primarily based on the grievance by Mr. Jayaramegowga on August 25, the Kudur police have registered a case towards unknown individuals charging them below part 143 (illegal meeting ) 147 (rioting) 324 ( Voluntarily inflicting damage by harmful weapons ) 427 ( mischief inflicting harm) and 56 ( legal intimidation ).