Bengaluru: Fight over parking fee of Rs 10 ends in death of 38-year-old man, two arrested

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru: In a shocking incident, a petty fight over Rs 10 cost a 38-year-old Bengalurean his life.

Bharani Dharan, working in a tile store visited Lavanya theatre on St John’s Road around 4.30 pm on Thursday May 9 to watch Tamil film Kanchana 3.

As the movie had already begun, he hurriedly parked his two-wheeler and dashed into the theatre. He was stopped by parking attendant Selvaraj, who asked him to pay Rs 10 as parking fee.

Bharani Dharan

Selvaraj and Shekar

Dharan promised to pay him on his return as he lacked change. When Selvaraj refused, the duo got into a verbal spat. In anger, Dharan allegedly hit Selvaraj’s face with his two-wheeler keys.

Shekar, a housekeeper rushed to Selvaraj’s rescue. Both allegedly dragged Dharan to a room and brutally assaulted him.

Meanwhile, another person who visited the theatre to watch the film called the police control room. Dharan who sustained severe injuries on head and chest was taken to Bowring hospital by the police but declared brought dead.

Selvaraj was arrested from the theatre, while Shekar who went absconding was arrested on May 10 after the cops tracked his call records.


Comment on this article

  • Kiran, Mlore/Blore

    Sun, May 12 2019

    All fights should be limited to only verbal. Physical fight should be avoided for any reasons. People who killed will realize their mistake later. With some people you can't argue and they are ready to do anything. Even if you are right and others is wrong just say sorry to manage the situation. Just saying one word "SORRY" will completely nullify the other person's EGO and completely calm him down in 1 second. You will not lose anything by saying SORRY. This is my personal observation and I hope everyone will agree for this. LIFE IS VERY SHORT, WE ARE HERE TO LIVE FULL FLEDGED LIFE.

    Treat everyone equally : security guard, auto driver, sweeper etc. All are human life basically and we created distinction between ourselves.

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  • ABC, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Throw the Tamilians out of Bangalore. They are responsible for all this bullshit...All the 3 involved seem to be Tamilians and it happened when one of them went to watch a "Tamil Movie". Idiots these folk...they have infested bangalore...and then they want Kaveri (or Cauvery as they spell it) water too!!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, May 12 2019

    These are unwarranted deaths which should have avoided by amicable settlement

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Sad..First of all the dead person himself started the problem.He could have first paid the fees as usual,or come before the film started ,so that everything would go normal.Important that was no need at all to hit the fee collector.Noone will be ready to be hit by a man for demanding fees.Because of a parking place ,paying fees etc ,many deaths have happened.Aggressivitaet plays a big role.Noone has time ,to wait,till next parkplace is free or everyone declares to say I came first get into streit,to argue and last noone is ready to give up and start to fight with whatever weapon they have,scissors knife,and with Pistole.Sad it came for a petty tenrupees fees.Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

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  • Vishak, Mangalore

    Sun, May 12 2019

    Bangalore is no more like 30 years back. Everything is money and business. No more trust and faith exits.

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    Sat, May 11 2019

    Very tragic incident. Never argue and fight with strangers!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, May 11 2019

    after LTTE was smashed in SL, these people are unemployed

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 11 2019

    Humanity has ceased to Exist.
    RIP Bharani Dharan ...

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