All the auto rickshaws of Durgapur went on a strike on Sunday after an auto rickshaw driver was beaten up by a fruit vendor. The injured driver of the auto rickshaw, Dalim Sheikh has been admitted at the Sub Divisional Hospital of Durgapur.
The incident occurred at city centre bust stand of Durgapur. When the auto rickshaw driver, Sheikh parked his vehicle in front of a fruit stall, the owner of the fruit stall asked him to remove his vehicle. Sheikh said that he will definitely move away in sometime. Hearing this, the fruit seller pounced on Sheikh and hurt him brutally.
Sheikh was so severely injured that he has to be rushed to hospital. The auto rickshaw drivers then demonstrated in front of the Aurobindo Police Station of Durgapur in demanding immediate arrest of the fruit seller. They also took away their auto rickshaw from the road as a mark of protest.
However, after getting assurances from police, the auto rickshaw drivers’ declared that auto rickshaw will run normally from today.