Malayali youth roughed up by bus crew for demanding balance amount
Mettupalayam: A Keralite youth serving in the Indian Railways suffered a fracture on his right hand after he was beaten up by bus crew in Coimbatore.
K S Bineesh (27), attached to the Railway Mechanical Section in Mettupalayam, was attacked by the conductor and driver of a bus on Monday.
Bineesh had boarded Town Bus No 24 to Ukkadam from the bus stop in front of Coimbatore railway station. He gave Rs 10 to the bus conductor, Ravichandran of Pollachi, for purchasing a Rs 5 ticket. The conductor told him to collect the balance amount while alighting at Ukkadam.
Bineesh said the conductor reacted inhospitably when he sought the balance while alighting at Ukkadam. Further, a wordy duel ensued between them. Enraged, the conductor, with the help of driver, roughed him up in front of other passengers, said Bineesh.
An injured Bineesh was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital by other passengers. X-rays revealed a fracture on his right hand.
Acting on his complaint, the Ukkadam police have arrested bus driver and conductor.