Kerala businessman arrested for ramming his Hummer into guard for delay in opening gate

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:07 IST

A businessman in Kerala has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his Hummer into a security guard as a punishment for delay in opening the gate of his apartment complex in Thrissur, police said.

Muhammed Nisham, who hit the headlines in 2013 for letting his 9-year-old son drive a Ferrari, allegedly beat up the guard and when the latter tried to run, in a fit of rage ploughed his Hummer into him and pinned him against a wall, then got out of the car and beat him repeatedly early on Thursday, police added.

The guard, who was rescued by other guards and residents, is now on life support in a local hospital.

The incident has sent shock-waves and additional director general of police Shankar Reddy, who visited the spot, has asked the police to book him under provisions of Kerala anti-social prevention act.

This is not the first time Nisham has had a run in with the law and there are at least seven cases pending against him in the state.

In April 2013, he had allowed his minor son to drive his Ferrari in their residential complex in Thrissur. The police registered a case against him after a video was uploaded on YouTube and generated outrage.

In the same year, he locked a woman sub-inspector inside his Rolls Royce when he was asked to stop for a routine check. The police booked him for drunken driving and obstructing the duty of a government servant.

Nisham is managing director of Tirunelveli-based King Beedi Co. Apart from being a prominent tobacco supplier, he has hotel and jewellery businesses in the Middle East. His cars include Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Road Ranger, Ferrari and Jaguar.

Police seized all his vehicles and also recovered a licensed gun from his house. The enforcement directorate and income tax department would also look into the source of his income.

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