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Delhi: Poet stops DTC bus conductor from urinating in public, beaten up

Devi Prasad Mishra, an awarded documentary film maker, alleged that he suffered injuries and bled from his nose. Mishra said the conductor and driver of the DTC low-floor green bus also abused him verbally and threatened with dire consequences.

delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2017 23:16 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Karn Pratap Singh
Hindustan Times
Man beaten up,Poet beaten,DTC bus conductor
Devi Prasad Mishra

A 60-year-old Hindi poet who stopped a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus conductor from urinating on the road was allegedly thrashed by the conductor, the driver and their associate in east Delhi’s Patparganj on Wednesday evening.

Devi Prasad Mishra, also an awarded documentary film maker, alleged that he suffered injuries and bled from his nose. Mishra said the conductor and driver of the DTC low-floor green bus also abused him verbally and threatened with dire consequences.

R Sathiyasundaram, additional deputy commissioner of police (east), said that a case of assault and threatening was registered against the bus conductor and driver at the Ghazipur police station.

“The two were identified with the help of the registration number. The complainant gave us a video that had the registration number of the bus. We served them a notice,” said Sathiyasundaram.

The film maker in his complaint told police that on Wednesday around 7.35 pm, he was walking back home in Patparganj from his studio in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad. As he reached the traffic signal at the Patparganj crossing, a DTC low floor non-AC bus stopped at the traffic signal.

“The bus conductors stepped out the vehicle and began relieving himself between the footpath and the road. I taunted him, saying why he was ruining the Clean India efforts of our Prime Minister by urinating at a public place. The conductor began verbally abusing me while the bus started moving,” said Mishra.

As Mishra took out his mobile phone and started shooting a video of the bus, the bus driver stopped the vehicle. Suddenly, the conductor came out and rained punches on Mishra. The driver and his associate too joined the conductor, he said.

“When I tried to flee, the three threatened to crush me under the wheels of the bus. They left when I called the police control room,” he added. Mishra was taken to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital. An FIR was later registered on his complaint.

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First Published: Feb 23, 2017 23:15 IST