Mentally ill man stones city bus; thrashed by angry public
UDUPI : A mentally ill passenger who damaged a city bus by stoning it, was thrashed by angry locals near the Karavali bypass on February 28, Saturday night.
The man has been identified as Mahesh (30) of Tenkanidiyoor Garadimajalu. It has been gathered that he was mentally ill. Mahesh who was travelling in a city bus named “Shree Ganesh” operating on the Udupi –Malpe route, had alighted at the bus stop near the Gangotri bar near Karavali Bye-pass. Soon after he began to pelt stones at the bus and damaged its front glasses. His act also caused minor injuries to passengers seated on the front row.
Agitated by this, the public who gathered around thrashed Mahesh and handed him over to the Town police.
It has been gathered that Mahesh had earlier created some trouble even in Malpe before returning to Udupi.