An MTC driver was assaulted by some school students when he asked them not to travel by footboard

Traffic was affected for more than an hour on R.K. Mutt Road and parts of Adyar, from 4 p.m on Tuesday, after MTC drivers protested the attack, allegedly by school students, on one of their drivers.

M. Raghuraman, driver of bus route 29 C, was assaulted by a group of school students when he asked them not to travel by footboard.

“The school students boarded when the bus slowed down near a speed-breaker. They thrashed me and escaped,” said Raghuraman.

More than five buses stopped on the road and refused to ply until action was taken against the students. “This is not the first time. Four days ago, I was attacked by students near Adyar signal. No action was taken despite filing a police complaint,” said Ganapathy, driver of another 29 C bus.

Passengers alighted from the buses and reprimanded the drivers for causing delay. Senior police officers, including Narendran Nayar, deputy commissioner of police (Mylapore), reached the spot and pacified the drivers. They promised to take action against the students. The protesters finally left the spot around 5.15 p.m.

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