A student of Pashupati Multiple Campus was beaten to death by a bouncer of a restaurant at Putalisadak, reportedly over a minor altercation with the bar girl. Other two students, who were also at the same restaurant to celebrate Christmas, sustained serious injuries when the bouncer attacked them with iron rods. Drunken brawls are not so uncommon in pubs, bars and restaurants and it is the job of bouncers to act as some sort of moral police to prevent more unpleasant incidents. Moreover, a bouncer, under no circumstances is supposed to resort to violent means to keep customers under control. Naturally, the deadly brutality of the method that the bouncers applied to keep the boys off the bar girls leaves room to suspect whether more was not involved. But bouncers are liable to legal proceedings as any other person for lethal attacks.
Furthermore, the incident brings into question the effectiveness of the Metropolitan Police in controlling violent and criminal activities in the capital. No wonder, the incident fuelled protests by student unions in order to pressurise the authorities to take immediate action against the guilty. Sadly, the police failed to prove its metier on second count by firing tear gas shells into a nearby school and injuring students while trying to quell the angry crowd. Failing to curb criminal activities is to encourage it. Therefore, a thorough investigation into the incident must be made and strict action taken against the guilty.