Triple trouble: Injured, robbed, ignored in Bengaluru

After fracturing his hand in accident, Shanmugam's bike stolen from spot; police refuse to register complaint.

Bengaluru: On one hand, he met with an accident and fractured his hand, while on the other his brand new bike got stolen from an accident spot near Unity Lifeline Hospital in Nagarbhavi last Sunday.

To make matters worse, police officials have refused to register either the accident or the bike theft complaints, though the victim has approached them repeatedly.

Shanmugam, 26, a resident of Ullal Satellite Town, and his friend Sathish, who was riding the pillion, were injured in the accident around 9 pm.

Shanmugam lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a few pedestrians after another two-wheeler rammed into his bike. The rider who caused the accident fled from the spot.

Shanmugam and Sathish, who were injured, were rushed to a hospital.
But in the meantime, Shanmugam’s brand new bike was stolen from the accident spot. “It is a white Apache RTR bike with the registration number, KA-02-JU-2769. I bought it only on the New Year’s Day,” he said.

Even six days after the accident, Shanmugam and his friend are made to shuttle between the Kamakshipalaya traffic and Jnanabharathi law and order police stations.

Shanmugam sustained a fracture on his left hand and injuries in his face, while Sathish and few pedestrians too were injured in the accident.

“A few passersby helped us, made us sit on the roadside and gave us water. In the melee, my bike vanished,” Shanmugam told Deccan Chronicle.

“As I couldn’t move my left hand, I was rushed to Abhaya Hospital. A few passersby told me that the police could have towed away his bike,” he said.

The next day, Shanmugam, with his fractured hand in a cast, and Sathish went to the Kamakshipalaya traffic police station to inquire about the bike, but the police told them that the bike was not in their possession and since it was a theft case, it had to be reported at the Jnanabharathi police.

When Shanmugam and Sathish went to Jnanabharathi police station, they were told to approach the Kamakshipalaya traffic police station to register an accident case.

“It’s nearly a week since I was involved in an accident and my bike got stolen, but still I have no clue as to where my bike could have gone. To top it, the police are refusing to register my complaint,” he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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