Social activist approaches SHRC after Kohli fan thrashed by security staff

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BENGALURU: A social activist, Marilinga Goudamali Patil, has filed a complaint with the State Human Rights Commission after a fan of India batter Virat Kohli fan thrashed by security staff for breaching security and entering the grounds to meet his favourite cricketer at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium last Monday.

In his complaint, Marilinga Goudamali Patil questioned whether the security personnel had forgot humanity and thrashed the youth in front of millions of people in a inhuman manner. “What right do they have to assault him? No one has the authority to beat him and action can be taken only according to the law. Therefore, the Human Rights Commission should take stern action against those personnel”, he sought.

On March 25, during the match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, a 17-year-old fan suddenly entered the grounds by jumping the fence and sprinted towards Virat Kohli, as he just came to the field to bat, hugged him and touched his feet despite the high security.

After a while, the security officials took him away from the ground. Then he was brought out of the field, and they thrashed him. A video of the assault went viral on social media.

The youth was taken into custody and questioned by the Cubbon Park police station. It is said that the youth came by train from Raichur to watch the RCB match. Being an ardent fan of Virat Kohli, he bought a D-block ticket by paying Rs 3,000 to watch the match.

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