Bengaluru: Traffic cop assaults specially-abled woman after spat over towing vehicle;R Narayana suspended

Pramesh S Jain 

Following wide coverage of media reports as the video went viral of Bengaluru Traffic Police Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) R Narayan who allegedly assaulted a differently-abled woman has been suspended from Saturday, January 29 amid pending enquiry.

The distressing video had come to light the other day from Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru, where Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) R Narayana attached to the Halasuru Gate traffic police station was seen kicking and beating the women.

The ASI Narayan said in his statement that while he was towing vehicle from no parking area the differently abled woman pelted stone which hit on head of the ASI Narayan and he got minor injury and he lost his control and kicked her and abused her in public.

A day after the video of brutal attack on woman on the busy service road off JC road,went viral , the department on Sunday suspended ASI Narayan .

Joint Commissioner of police,Traffic,Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda also ordered for an enquiry into the incident based on report action will be taken.

Reacting to the Incident, Home minister Araga Jnanendra said that assault on hapless woman by a police officer using brutal force and hurling abuses can not be tolerated.

No one has right to take law into their hands and police Officials have no exception, he added .

Senior officer told media persons,that she lives at a makeshift shelter nearby and used to survive by money offered by people who parked their vehicles on the service road.

According to the traffic police, the stretch of road is clearly a no-parking zone and whenever she sees a towing vehicle, she hurls stones at them, said the police, adding that this is not the first time she was throwing stones at the towing vehicle.

Soon after the incident, the woman was taken in a patrolling vehicle to the SJ Park Police Station, where she was booked for assaulting a policeman on duty and remanded into judicial custody.

The incident occurred when the officer was towing vehicles that violated parking norms in the city.

While the vehicle was moving on the service road, Manjula hurled stones at the vehicle in a fit of rage, and one of them hit the officer on his head.

In the video, Narayana is seen pushing the woman to the ground. He told his colleagues to call the Hoysala patrol to bundle her to the police station.

Meanwhile social.activisits are trying to get the woman out on bail and extending all support.