Rajiv Ruparelia, a son to Ugandan tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia was on Friday involved in an altercation with security operatives travelling in a van leading to a fight that saw the young entrepreneur being given a thorough beating. Rajiv says he was assaulted by Counter Terrorism officers travelling in a van which he says was over speeding in Kololo on Friday morning when he was walking his dogs.
Rajiv says he was walking his dogs when he was bypassed by an over speeding vehicle and he let them know what he thought of them by rebuking them for driving recklessly in a residential area.
He was however thumped to pulp only to be rescued by his dogs which he was walking. As write this Rajiv has been admitted to hospital nursing wounds.
” I stopped to tell them that it was not safe for any body to ride this fast on a residential road. I and my dogs were walking and i asked why an individual must drive this recklessly on a residential road. I requested in a simple way but an officer angrily said to me that this is not India, this is Uganda. The police officer was not in identified police vehicle , it was a private car. Based on that in had no idea that this was police.
He went on and asked me why i should ask him to slow down , i did not know there were several other office officers in the car, they got out and started beating me.
In the process of beating me , i was no longer able to hold my dogs. If some one is beating you how do you control dogs. I released them and they started running.
Immediately the dogs saw that i was being beaten badly by the officers with sticks and gun butts and others were pushing me and they tried to save me This was a racial attack.
My dog watcher came to help me and in the process he was also beaten badly and he is now in hospital. As they were leaving they knocked him with the car but they did not take his life.”