Bangalore Police on lookout for auto driver who assaulted IAF Wing Commander

Darshan Devaiah BP
VS Rao, Indian Air Force Wing Commander was allegedly assaulted, by an autorickshaw driver in Bengaluru. (Representative Image)

In an apparent case of road rage, an Indian Air Force Wing Commander was allegedly assaulted by an autorickshaw driver and two others in Indiranagar, East Bengaluru.

The incident took place on May 4 on the 100 feet Road in Indiranagar, but Wing Commander VS Rao (46) filed the case on May 6 after discussing the issue with his senior officials. Based on the complaint police have filed an FIR and have begun the investigation.

According to the police, VS Rao, a resident of the Air Force Officers Enclave in CV Raman Nagar, was assaulted by the auto driver. At around 5.30 pm on May 4, an autorickshaw driver stopped VS Rao’s car and abused the Air Force officer saying Rao was driving in a rash manner on the road. This led to a quarrel and auto driver assaulted Rao. Two other people in the autorickshaw aged between 20-25, also abused Rao. Rao was travelling with his wife when the incident took place.

Speaking to the, a senior official from Indiranagar police station said, The case has been registered and we have traced the auto registration number through the CCTV footage and sent it to the RTO for verification. We will soon arrest the suspect, he added.