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Bengaluru traffic police nab man who broke car’s mirror

Bengaluru: A video of a man on a two-wheeler breaking a car’s mirror has gone viral on social media, prompting immediate action by the police, who have detained the accused.

On Wednesday, the account @3rdEyeDude, a user who regularly posts traffic violations captured on video, posted on X (formerly Twitter) a video captured by a dashcam on November 5 around 5.07 pm near Sarakki signal on Kanakapura Road.

The video shows a trio on a scooter weaving through traffic when suddenly, the man sitting behind swings at the left mirror of a red Hyundai car, breaking it and causing the mirror’s cover to fall off.

The user wrote: “A triple riding two-wheeler who has 19k pending fines broke a car’s mirror by punching. It’s unclear what triggered them to do this but this is illegal. (sic)”, tagging both the Bengaluru City Traffic Police and the KS Layout traffic police’s accounts, prompting them to swing into action.

The scooter (KA 05 LL 6204) was traced by the KS Layout traffic police about two hours after the video was posted.

In a statement released by them, the scooter owner was identified as Yellamma, who resides in Jayanagar. Her 21-year-old son Rohit, who works in a petrol bunk, was identified as the person who broke the mirror.

A senior traffic official told DH, “The case is still under investigation, but the accused claims to have been drunk when he committed the act. The scooter has 39 cases of traffic violations registered against it, which is Rs 19,500 in pending traffic fines. We filed a case against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC and Motor Vehicles Act and handed the case over to the law and order police.”

The scooter has been seized by the police, who have filed an FIR against Rohit.

The rider and the second pillion rider are yet to be traced, the police added.

(Published 08 November 2023, 16:57 IST)

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