A brave-heart 22-year-old biker, Sahil Batav, who stopped a Mahindra Thar driving on the wrong side of a one-way road, was severely beaten up in Bhopal. CCTV footage of the incident, which took place in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh on November 3, has gone viral on Social Media.
It features a man on the bike who did his duty even when an SUV driver tried to run him over with his SUV. He wasn’t afraid of the consequences; instead, he decided to take a stand against the traffic offender. He made sure that the Mahindra Thar driver did not move any further.
You may say there are many instances on Indian roads where some citizens break the traffic rules and regulations every now and then. We don’t even care to stop such people but this young biker will give you a new hope. He is one of the few responsible citizens left in India.
Sahil Batav said in an interview that when he asked the SUV driver to go back to the right lane, he abused him and even tried to run over him a few times.
After a brief spell of argument, Sahil clicked pictures of the SUV along with its license plate. Retaliating to it, the SUV driver also did the same and clicked a picture of the Biker’s number plate.
Soon after, the driver started beating the biker, pushing him down the road. The biker hit back in self-defense.
Many onlookers paused to see the incident but only a handful came to help Sahil. Ultimately, when the SUV driver realized that he was outnumbered, he was seen getting back into his car with his shirt ripped apart. He then fleed away from the sight by reversing the car.
Sahil filed an FIR with the police in Bhopal and he said that police was extremely supportive. “I guarded his way because I felt what he did was wrong but he was not regretful at all,” said the state civil services aspirant in an interview to a national News Channel. The driver of the SUV has been taken into custody and an FIR has been lodged against him.
You can watch the full video here.
Needless to say, the internet is heaping praises for this brave young man who displayed courage, reminding us to adhere to the ideal path of being a responsible citizen.