A 45-Year-old interior designer was allegedly beaten up by two unidentified men in Bandra on Saturday after he objected to them littering. The attack, which took place on Pali Road, left the man with a fractured nose.
Around 6.15 pm on Saturday, Vistasp Kharas, who is employed with an architecture firm, left his home in Bandra’s Turner Road in his BMW to meet friends near Mount Mary Church. As he approached a traffic signal near on Pali Road, he saw a soft drink can being tossed out onto the road from a BMW.
“I got out and picked up the can. I then saw that the car had stopped at the signal. I drove ahead, stopped at the signal. I asked the driver, “Have you lost something?” and showed him the can. But he said he had thrown it out. I thought he would take back the can, but realised that there was no point speaking to him,” said Kharas.
He began to walk back to his car. “I must have muttered something under my breath because as soon as I got in, the driver, who had followed me, started banging on my car. He said I had called him names. He slapped me,” he said.
When he tried to retaliate, another man got out of the BMW and hit him from behind. “Both of them began to kick me. Then, as the signal turned green, they ran back into their car and drove away,” he said.
“Everything happened so quickly that no one had any time to react,” he said. A police car soon arrived at the spot
A check up at Holy Family Hospital showed there were several bruises to his face. By late night on Saturday, Kharas said, an FIR had been registered. The attackers have been charged with voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace under the IPC. As per the FIR, both men are aged between 30 and 35 years.