Bangalore Doctors remove iron rod from skull of guard injured in fight

When Rajyappa was asked about the incident he burst into tears,unable to speak about it.

Bangalore | Published: December 5, 2013 10:25 am

A security guard in Bangalore was rushed to hospital after a cab driver attacked him with a rod used with tyre jacks. The rod was lodged in his skull when doctors at Balagangadharanatha Swamiji (BGS) Global Hospital rushed him to surgery.

Things took a violent trun when Rajyappa,54,had an argument with the cab driver at the gates of Global Village Tech Park. His colleague B. Raju said Rajyappa had an argument with a cab driver from Infosys about entry of the vehicle. Soon,the argument turned into a full-fledged fight and the angry cab driver hit him with the wheel jack rod,said Raju.

Dr Venkatrammanna,Chief Neuro surgeon at BGS Global Hospital,said: “The patient was brought to the hospital with the rod hanging from his head. Due to the proximity of the place of incident,the patient could make it just on time.” He added: “It was a skull fracture. We took out the rod completely and stopped the bleeding before conducting the surgery. We are happy with the recovery the patient has shown as it was critical surgery.” Doctors said the injured guard will be discharged soon.

Kalidas,son of Rajyappa,said: “My father is doing fine now. He started walking and is talking to us now. But he still remains in shock and trauma. We are happy that he survived. ”

When Rajyappa was asked about the incident he burst into tears,unable to speak about it.

Kamal Prem,security head at the Global Village,said they did not want to talk about the issue. However,hospital sources said the accused has been identified by the patient. They said a case was filed at Kengeri police station and the accused has been arrested.

Nikita Narvekar & Apurva Venkat

“This story was originally published in IIJNM student newspaper The Daily Observer and is republished with permission.”

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