Loan recovery agents of finance company booked for hijacking school bus and abducting and assaulting driver and his assistant in Begur and escaped with bus

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

A school bus driver and his assistant has been abducted and assaulted by two recovery agents of finance company before hijacking the bus on Begur main road on Friday.

Based on the complaint filed by Annaji Rao,56,driver of the school bus,the police registered an FIR against two people charging them under Wrongful restrain, confinement,assault and Criminal intimidation for further investigations.

According to Mr.Rao he took the bus from Rayan Vidya Mandir to pick up school children along with the attendant,Raniyamma,57.

While the bus Heading on Begur main road,two men in SUV stopped in front of the bus and got into the bus.

The duo started assaulting the driver and one of them pushed Annaji Rao and took control of the bus while the other one shut down the doors and windows.

The bus drove while the other one beat up Annaji Rao when he tried to resist .

After reaching isolated place on Hesaraghattta road, the duo claiming to be recovery agents from Sundaram finance taking the bus because the school failed to repay the dues .

The duo pushed the Annaji Rao and Raniyamma out and sped away with the bus.

Annaji Rao called the management and narrated the ordeal before filing a complaint with the police.

The police said that they have issued notice to the company to appear before them for questioning, based on which further action will be taken,a senior officer , said.