Bengaluru: In an incident similar to the horrific incident in Delhi where a young woman was dragged on a road, a 71-year-old man was dragged by a scooterist on a busy road in Bengaluru in broad daylight Tuesday.
The scooter rider, a medical salesman, has been arrested.
Shocking video shows the complete scene of dragging
In the video that surfaced online, one can see a man being dragged by a biker on his scooter. The man being dragged has gripped the pillion support handle while the rider speeds away on the road.
The scooter rider, Sahil, had collided with the car of the senior citizen identified as Muttappa. When the latter confronted Sahil, he tried to flee from the scene; but the elderly man lunged and grabbed onto the scooter. The 25-year-old rider did not stop, so Muttappa was dragged behind the scooter. An autorickshaw driver overtook Sahil and blocked him.
“The reason is accidental touch between the two wheeler and the Bolero,” DCP Laxman Nirbargi was quoted in the media.
At the end the biker is stopped by another biker and a rickshaw driver who were on his pursuit. The man who was dragged behind, stood up. His pants were torn a bit after being dragged.
Victim hospitalized, biker held by police
The local police have taken up the matter in their hands after the video went viral on the internet. The victim was hospitalized after the incident while the bike rider is held by the police.
The man who was dragged is identified as Muthappa (55). The man suffered a few scratches.
"The victim is currently under medical treatment a city hospital. The two-wheeler driver has been apprehended by the police at PS Govindaraj Nagar," said DCP West Bengaluru.
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