Four employees of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation have been suspended over the incident where a man was rounded up and assaulted for demanding a student’s concession card for his daughter.
“Four employees, including the station master of the Kattakkada KSRTC depot, have been suspended with immediate effect,” said Transport Minister Antony Raju.
The High Court too registered a suo motu case on the shocking incident.
According to reports, apart from the 55-year-old father, his college-going daughter was also pushed and assaulted by the staffers of the public transport carrier after a brief war of words erupted between them at the bus depot in the morning.
The incident caught wide public and media attention after a purported visual captured on a mobile phone went viral. In the video, the employees could be seen pushing the man into a room and assaulting him and beating the girl who tried to stop them.
The daughter could also be seen questioning the assault by the employees and another man could be heard telling the staffers to not beat them up. The girl’s father, Preman, later sought treatment at a taluk hospital.