Mumbai: Two men assaulted and threatened to kill a bus driver in a road rage incident in Goregaon’s Dindoshi locality on Friday.
In the video, now going viral on social media, the duo can be seen inside the bus, assaulting the driver. They can also be heard abusing the driver for allegedly brushing past their vehicle and asking him, “Is this the way to drive the bus?” In response the driver begged them to listen to what he had to say first, but the angry men kept threatening and hurling abuses at the driver relentlessly.
Watch the video:
It appears that the incident gripped passengers sitting inside the bus with fear as nobody left their seat to stop the duo or even tried to pacify them. However, one of the passengers, hiding behind a seat, captured the entire brawl on his mobile phone and later uploaded the video on X (formerly known as Twitter), tagging Mumbai police, which responded to the tweet and asked the user @OmCRawal for more information to register a case.
When the Free Press Journal contacted Rawal he said that the bus belongs to Tata Consultancy Services and at the time of the incident it was dropping employees from Goregaon railway station to their office.
Shedding some light on the matter, Rawal said, “Today at around 2:55 pm, soon after we boarded the bus, two men in a red-coloured car stopped the bus at a signal near the Dindori bus depot and entered inside and started threatening and abusing the bus driver. But as soon as the signal turned green they got down.”
"Duo claimed that the bus had hit their car"
“The duo claimed that the bus had hit their car, however, it did not and they made a false claim,” Rawal further stated.
Rawal said that after posting the video on X, Mumbai police contacted him and asked to file a written complaint against the duo after which the police will take action.