It took about three hours for Bangalore police to come to the rescue of a young professional from Northeast, who was hold up at his rented house in Koramangala 8th Block after being threatened by some people on Friday night. The delay in the response of the city police to his cry for help has cast doubts on the security personnel's timely accountability during emergency.
The incident happened just on the heels of the assurances made by the city police that they would come to the rescue of any Northeastern people in trouble within five minutes.
Shiyeto from Nagaland told IBTimes that he called up the Koramangala police station for help on Friday night after some youths threatened him to go back home or face consequences. Instead of helping him out, the police told him to call Adugodi police station, saying that the area was not under their jurisdiction.
This made one of his friends to seek help from the members of a popular social networking group at around 9.00 pm Friday, leading to frantic attempts by the members to contact the city police. And it was already passed 11.00 pm by the time the police reached the complainant's residents.
Shiyeto told IBTimes on Saturday morning that the police have not arrested the people who threatened him though he identified them.
Nine cases of assaults and intimidation were registered on Friday and the city police have arrested eight people in connection with the assault and spreading rumours.