Auto rickshaw driver in Bengaluru crashes on techie who turned it down for rapido

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS): An incident of a software professional waiting for a rapido bike being hit by an auto has been reported from Bengaluru. The auto driver got enraged when the victim refused to pay him exorbitant fare and decided to book a Rapido bike.

According to police, the incident took place at 3.30 a.m. on Thursday in HSR Layout Sector One area. The act was caught on CCTV camera. The footage shows the victim speaking to the auto driver for sometime and walking away from his vehicle. Later, the auto driver suddenly crashes his vehicle on him.

Screengrab from CCTV footage

The techie fell on the road and by the time he got up, the auto driver had fled. Based on the CCTV camera footage, the police have launched a hunt for the auto driver. The identity of the techie is yet to be known.

Police explained that the tussle between auto drivers and Rapido bike riders is an old one. Auto drivers have been protesting and demanding a ban on Rapido bikes. There have been many incidents of attacks on Rapido bike riders.

The incident of a Rapido bike driver being chased and later attacked by an auto diver was reported in March near Indiranagar Metro Station. The incident raised concern. Auto drivers are claiming that Rapido bike service is taking away their business and livelihood.






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  • Vimal, Bangalore

    Fri, May 26 2023

    Govt only is big waste, Auto union is another father of waste both play cat n mouse game to make public jokers. Rapido is needed as it's budget friendly. This is the perfect slap for auto drivers.

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  • Rahul, Bangalore

    Fri, May 26 2023

    Auto drivers in Bangalore behaves very rude as if we are asking them done favour and we are slaves of them,

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  • Anita, Karnataka, Bangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Auto driver in karnataka... they behave like they are the king of karnataka... their language n way to talk r fully roudy...

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Not the whole of Karnataka. Only Bangalore.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore Kodyadka

    Thu, May 25 2023

    What a incident to happen .Young people these days are restless and greedy!

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  • Anil (Professor), Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Rapido should not be banned because it helps poor people a lot. Auto drivers are running a crime mafia by charging excessive charges over meter. Government should take action against Auto driver for these crimes.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Everyone wants to survive.Thats why auto drivers too should see that normal rate for their vehicle .Not High rate ,but what is allowed should charge.Then naturally travellers too can pay.Noone has extra money .Bikers too have to pay their benzin/Petrol and survive.Not fair to ramm the auto to the person who walked away.

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Lol..talking about fair and unfair..That auto driver should be given aeroplane treatment for trying to kill an innocent guy..

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  • Longinus Fernandes, Muscat/Thottam

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Many auto drivers in Bengaluru charge really high. They don't use meter. I think if they charge fairly, they'll get their business and livelihood....

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, May 25 2023

    the whole country has turned lawless and eveyone is connning the other after the gujju maharaj took over reigns in 2014

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Thu, May 25 2023

    All depends on how you look at things!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Thu, May 25 2023

    what a mindless reaction! These auto drivers are trying to protect their "godly" turf at any cost; can't stand competition. They should buy out or compete with the rapido bike owners. not engage in turf wars or cutting off people's choices.

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  • Ajesh, Bengaluru

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Yes, modi himself was driving that auto.

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