Kerala: Security guard caught caning sleeping passengers at bus terminal, arrested

ANI | Updated: Aug 31, 2017 14:53 IST

<p><a href="/search?query=Thiruvananthapuram">Thiruvananthapuram</a> (<a href="/search?query=Kerala">Kerala</a>) [India], August 31 (<a href="/search?query=ANI">ANI</a>): A security guard was caught caning sleeping passengers at a bus terminal on Tuesday at <a href="/search?query=Thiruvananthapuram">Thiruvananthapuram</a>'s <a href="/search?query=Thampanoor">Thampanoor</a>.</p><p>In a blatant misuse of power, Vijayakumar, the security guard brutally hit the passengers with his cane and asked them to leave the terminal.</p><p>Another guard slapped the passengers for questioning him.</p><p>Vijayakumar was arrested under IPC sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 506 (criminal intimidation).</p><p>He was later released on bail.</p><p>The <a href="/search?query=District Transport Officer">District Transport Officer</a>, Jaya Chandran, when probed, said "He (Vijayakumar) was appointed on a temporary basis and has been terminated after the assault. He was recruited through a firm which supplies the security guards." (<a href="/search?query=ANI">ANI</a>)</p>