Doctor attacked for following traffic rules


Alleged incident took place on West of Chord Road on Monday

A 37-year-old doctor was allegedly assaulted and threatened by a taxi driver for following traffic rules and stopping at a red signal on West of Chord Road on Monday.

Dr. Sujit Betageri, who lives in Yeshwantpur, was driving with his family to a function. He told the police that when he halted at a junction, the driver of an SUV behind his vehicle started honking. As the signal was red, Dr. Betageri signalled that he could go ahead.

The driver went ahead, but stopped his SUV after the signal and waited.

As soon as the signal turned green and the doctor crossed the junction, the driver approached his car, broke the window glass and started abusing him. His family started shouting to attract the attention of passing motorists and bystanders.

Sensing trouble, the driver of the SUV returned to his car and sped away.

Dr. Betageri sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He later filed a complaint with the Basaveshwara Nagar police.

“We have taken up a case against the driver and charged him for assault, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation. Efforts are on to track him down,” said the police.

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