Udupi: Chaos Erupts After RTO Driver Assaults Private Bus Employee
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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SM)
Udupi, Aug 23: A clash between the private and RTO drivers led to a major chaos and disruption of bus services here on Thursday August 23 at sround 8:45 am.
An RTO jeep driver allegedly assaulted Ashok, the driver of a private bus after the latter tried to overtake from the wrong side near Kinnimulky.
It is said that the bus driver apologised to the RTO driver when the latter stopped him, but he was in no mood to accept the apology. He allegedly used foul words against Ashok, and in no time the argument snowballed into a full-fledged fight, resulting in the RTO driver assaulting the other driver.
All Udupi buses halted their services in protest for hours, causing tension among two different services and more so to the commuters.
Later higher officials of the police department interfered and resolved the matter amicably.
As per latest reports, bus services have resumed and are running as usual.