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Old 3rd March 2020, 17:56   #1
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Default Miscreants assault me & damage my car (EDIT: accused now in police custody)

I would like to appraise you all about a situation that I encountered yesterday while returning from office.

Two miscreants , stopped my vehicle for an apparent overtake of their vehicle. They abused and broke my rear view mirror. I assumed worst is over and moved further.

However they chased my car and stopped at next traffic halt. Even this time I did not get out of vehicle. One of them entered a tyre puncture shop , brought a tool and damaged windshield and other glass windows.
I was assaulted using the tool at his hand. The crowd watched the episode. As traffic piled up and crowd bulged , they vanished from spot. During entire episode there were efforts to snatch my laptop , mobile and car keys.

I dialed 100, my manager and family members. Police and my manager (along with a colleague) reached venue within 20 minutes. Meantime, crowd made multiple advises ranging from identifying some abandoned scooter nearby, drink water , which hospital to head out to. I kept my composure, secured all belongings in boot (that is the only unbroken glass left). Someone got icepack from a shop nearby. Then I noticed huge bulge in my right elbow. A gentleman from my office stopped by noticing my employer's logo (parking pass) on my broken windshield. Police dispersed crowd and collected basic details. I disconnected dashcam for evidence requirements.

Police escorted us to jurisdiction station and my kind colleague drove as my hand and chest were hurt. Police gathered initial information and asked me to visit Govt Hospital in adjacent campus, doctor there gave me basic treatment and referred to a orthopedic in a Govt hospital far off (Ortho was unavailable at that hour in that hospital). A medico legal case file was opened in hospital. I visited a private orthopedic nearby who took elbow x ray and found no fractures, thankfully. However blood clot and impact on muscle resulted in bulge.

I gave my version of incident in writing and met police officials. I had downloaded a short clip which disclosed their faces and showed how I was stopped on the road.

My family and neighbour reached station. Police asked me to come along to venue where that entire incident happened and explain details. My neighbour drove my car and colleagues followed in a bike. Crowd gathered again seeing my car and police. (Approx 3 hours after incident). Police took few photographs, gathered witness statement and in particular that of tyre puncture repair shop guys from where tool was collected and used for attack. We noticed a nearby bar having CCTv and upon footage review we couldn't see much except the attacker entering the shop and exiting with a tool. I am very suspicious that puncture shop guys are aware of the identity of two attackers, the entire body language in footage tells more in detail. However footage did not capture the incident due to angle at which camera was placed.

We left that venue and I insisted my colleagues to head home as I had no intention of them getting involved any longer. At Police station , I was told FIR will be ready by next day morning and I left and we reached home at 10:30 PM after 6 hour long ordeal.

I came home, analysed the entire footage and made clippings and shared with concerned police officials. Footage showed the assault on car, their faces and registration number of scooter. I also shared the the details of scooter from vahan site.

I went to police station today, collected copy of FIR. Police officials offered support considering the amount of information I could capture and provide to them. They have apparently asked booking details from ride hailing company which owns the scooter.

I have intimated insurance company of damage and asked nearby Ford ASC for help in repair. Asked Axis Bank to reissue Fastag.

I still have pain in elbow and chest, car is waiting for repair. Lot of people invested their precious time while I endured this.
This unprovoked violent episode, held mirror to my inner strength and composure. I hope truth triumphs and miscreants get their due.

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Old 3rd March 2020, 18:09   #2
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Very sorry to hear about this ordeal. These bunch exist in Arrey Colony of Mumbai too and exactly do the same thing.

I am sure I am no one to comment on what could have been done, but pushing their bike out of the way and moving ahead would have been good. You had a dashcam, you had a threat to your life with the spanner, police would have have not done anything to you at all. Heck, when I was stopped by similar thugs in Arrey and I just scooted and then stopped a cop who was riding a bike, he told me 'Dusri baar dikhe, dhakka maarna gaadi se and save yourself if it comes to it'.

The mental trauma will take sometime to heal but don't worry, the world is not such a bad place. You were at the wrong time with the wrong people, that's it.
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Old 3rd March 2020, 18:12   #3
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Wow, law and order has hit a new low in Bangalore.

Thankfully you got dashcam footage.

You must get your lawyer to press for the maximum offence in the updates to the FiR ie criminal not civil charges.

Just leaving it to the police will not take you too far, you will have to invest some effort and time on this if you want justice.
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Well this is one very unfortunate incident but the good thing is that you are unhurt. Its good that you held yourself back and did not act aggressively. But now, when everything is under control, dont hesitate in pulling some strings to bring these miscreants to justice. Make double sure that the cops take proper care of them once they are arrested. Dont fall for cry and pleas of their families. I know it might sound harsh but these kind of people dont deserve pity.
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So does your camera footage show any overtakes you made with these guys? If not, then I would suspect that they were after your mobile and laptop considering that you had just left office. Targetting IT guys is a usual thing in Bengaluru.
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So does your camera footage show any overtakes you made with these guys? If not, then I would suspect that they were after your mobile and laptop considering that you had just left office. Targetting IT guys is a usual thing in Bengaluru.

I reviewed entire footage from office gate to place of incidence , nothing out of place or unusual. I highly suspect they were intoxicated. Also, it was a busy junction, one has to be out of all senses to plan a robbery there in that fashion. Must be a opportune effort to snatch away.
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Request you to get a good lawyer, please.

Don't let them get away, please.
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Where did this happen? Could you give more location specific details? Also when you overtook them, did you by any chance brush against their scooter or was it too close?
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This is exactly the thing we install dashcams for. Once you'd spotted them gathering weapons to do you harm, with the footage you have, you'd have been justified in ramming their two-wheeler. I did some research by myself after being cornered in a similar manner in 2018 (but without any weapons being involved); self-defense can be claimed afterwards in court (if it comes to that).

Of course, don't allow my pontification to cause any remorse in you; you did what you had to do in that situation. For all my bravado, I didn't ram anyone either when my own incident unfolded!
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Where did this happen? Could you give more location specific details? Also when you overtook them, did you by any chance brush against their scooter or was it too close?
No Sudeep. I did not ram or brush any vehicle. I am 200 percent sure of that.

The incident took place near Hoodi enroute Ayyappa Nagar at Bangalore.
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Mistaken identify? Revenge for something else? This incident is too random otherwise, especially considering the time of day and that they attacked you despite so many onlookers.

As suggested, get a lawyer for how this should be handled. Take care!

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Heck, when I was stopped by similar thugs in Arrey and I just scooted and then stopped a cop who was riding a bike, he told me 'Dusri baar dikhe, dhakka maarna gaadi se and save yourself if it comes to it'.
I wouldn't take the cop's word for it. Should someone actually do this, the cops would have enough to harass the victim, regardless of how justified/right the victim was or that it was in self-defense.
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Two miscreants , stopped my vehicle for an apparent overtake of their vehicle. They abused and broke my rear view mirror. I assumed worst is over and moved further.
What an ordeal!

The car can be repaired, so don't worry. Its good that you kept your cool and handled the situation in a sane manner. Had you ventured out and tried to pay the morons back in their own coin, you alone would have been the greater sufferer.

FIR filed, evidence provided and witnesses identified - you have done everything you could. Its now for the cops to move forward and apprehend the culprits.

Its worrying to see the goons assault you and your car with such impunity. They seem to have no fear of law whatsoever. Very sad state of affairs .

On a different note, I doubt anything good will come off of the FIR. But that's a thought for another day.

Wish you speedy recovery.
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Mistaken identify? Revenge for something else? This incident is too random otherwise, especially considering the time of day and that they attacked you despite so many onlookers.

As suggested, get a lawyer for how this should be handled. Take care.
Actually, this is not my usual route home. Yesterday barricades near my office exit due to ongoing Metro work pushed me to change my route.

I take this route may be 5 times a year, usually when my usual route has unmanageable delays or traffic pile up.

I have no situation in my life where revenge is warranted. Mistaken identity ? Possible. But the individual was at state of extreme violence.

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Mistaken identify? Revenge for something else? This incident is too random otherwise, especially considering the time of day and that they attacked you despite so many onlookers.

As suggested, get a lawyer for how this should be handled. Take care!
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The only thing I could come up with morning heist is to confuse the onlookers ( and the driver) that a real issue has occurred?

Because at night we would be doubly careful and not stop vehicle if random people try to stop it.

@Thilak : Sorry to hear your ordeal from a fellow Bangalore resident, scary indeed. Do not let these scoundrels off easy. Do keep us posted on any updates.
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I came home, analysed the entire footage and made clippings and shared with concerned police officials. Footage showed the assault on car, their faces and registration number of scooter. I also shared the the details of scooter from vahan site.

I went to police station today, collected copy of FIR. Police officials offered support considering the amount of information I could capture and provide to them. They have apparently asked booking details from ride hailing company which owns the scooter.
Sorry for the ordeal mate, and for this reason alone I keep a steel baton in my car. First time I would have let go, but the next time they came near, it was clear they meant trouble.

Sadly, Indian crowds would be of no use, and as you saw, cops take ages to come. We have to fend off for ourselves.

Luckily, you have dasham so cops can take some action. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Ordering a pepper spray just in case as well, though I'm not sure if it can be left in the car under the sun.
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