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Old 31st August 2017, 14:46   #31
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The article should be corrected to mention gang of 5 instead of 4. What are the odds of bus driver stopping somewhere in the middle of night and a tiny gang of robbers looting the bus. In my relatively limited experience, I have never seen the buses stop anywhere other than at their preferred shacks and the only stationary buses are ones which have broken down.
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Strange that they dacoits were exactly at the same place where the driver decided to take a leak. AFAIK and from what I got to know from these state transport bus drivers, they are not allowed to step down from the buses unless at the designated stops. This, I have noticed in reality too when these drivers don't budge from their seats even in traffic jams or any other cases. Wonder how the driver did so in this case
Right. Something is fishy here.

Also, I was flabbergasted to know that this happened just 65 km from Bangalore.

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Just saw a video on Facebook that had this clip plus other similar ones. That video says they used ceramic pieces (by breaking the spark plug).

https://www.facebook.com/pinoyraprad...2213915505544/

Salt+saliva was a bit unbelievable!
This is where sun film comes into scheme of things. Film generally holds the glass together. I had seen this happen to my friend's car. An attempt had been .Ade to burgle the car. The burglar had broken the window glass but the film held together. The burglar might had lost nerve by then and left.

Ofcourse, a more determined effort might had broken the glass.

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Old 19th September 2017, 01:22   #33
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Getting robbed of articles in the car is one thing.

Getting robbed of the car in totality somewhere on a secluded highway is my nightmare. My uncle and his family (aunt + 2 small girls) very nearly were victims of an infamous gang of dacoits on motorcycles near Sivagangai in TN. They were on their way home from Madurai to Sivagangai at dusk when a gang on 5-6 motorcycles honked and tried to stop their Petrol Swift. Thankfully my uncle held his nerve and actually used the 2nd gear to rocket away from the crime scene; he jarringly uses the 4th gear when even in 25kmph as a habit.

Likewise, myself and my friends were riding offroad about on our motorcycles in interior Agumbe (in KA) when we came upon a gang of men with rifles. Who were they? Wildlife poachers? Naxals? Both are known to prowl the larger Udupi area...luckily we rode past them quickly and they were just as surprised to see us.

I cannot get into a physical fight without shaking all over, if ever needed. I remember a book by a former US Navy SEAL where he explained that most humans cannot handle violence until they are systematically trained to respond to it, like soldiers are. In that case, I don't think even carrying a weapon in our cars is of much use for self-defense. Depressing thoughts here...sorry!
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