A motorcyclist had the shock of his life when his model new Vivo smartphone exploded in his trouser pocket on April 18 whereas he was driving to his village to vote.
Because the trousers caught fireplace, Gangadhar Ok R not solely sustained burns to the left groin but in addition fell off the bike, affected by grievous accidents within the course of.
He has now filed a police grievance towards the director of Vivo Communication Expertise Firm Restricted, the Chinese language handset maker; its distributor, and Sangeetha Mobiles, the retail cell phone chain.
Gangadhar Ok R, a mechanic at a bike showroom, mentioned he had purchased the cellphone for Rs 15,249 from Sangeetha Mobiles at GC Circle, Hoskote, on April 17. The following day, he determined to trip to his village in Srinivaspur, Kolar district, to solid his vote.
Simply as Gangadhar reached Chintamani street close to Tarabahalli village round 12.30 pm, he felt a flash of intense warmth within the left trouser pocket wherein he had tucked the model new cellphone. Moments later, the cellphone exploded and his trousers caught fireplace. He misplaced management of the bike which quickly hit a roadside stone, inflicting him to fall.
Passersby rushed to his assist and took him to a hospital. The hospital alerted the jurisdictional Nandagudi police with a memo concerning the incident.
A head constable from the police station later got here to the hospital and took Gangadhar’s assertion.
Police have opened a case of inflicting grievous damage by act endangering life or private security of others and dishonest. A senior police officer mentioned the cellphone can be despatched for forensic examination to find out the reason for the blast. Based mostly on the forensic report, the suspects can be summoned for questioning, he added.
One other police officer sympathised with Gangadhar, saying he confronted a triple whammy. Not solely did he lose his cellphone and suffered accidents however he additionally couldn’t train his franchise.
When contacted for remark, a consultant of Vivo promised to get a response from the upper executives however later refused to reply. There was no response from Sangeetha Mobiles.