Lady pradhan thrashes bank manager with sandal

UDAIPUR: A verbal spat between a lady and a went sour to an extent that the woman took out her sandal and thrashed the manager in his cabin. The incident took place at the of Baroda Bainsroadgarh branch of Chittorgarh on Tuesday evening.
An FIR against the Pradhan Veena Dashora has been lodged. The bank employees went on a half-day strike on Wednesday and burnt the woman’s effigy in protest.

The Pradhan, on the other hand, said that she served a right lesson to the manager as he misbehaved with women and his behaviour was arrogant with the rural customers.

The matter spread after a video clip of the incident went viral on the social media. “Few days ago a customer came into our bank around 5pm and asked the cashier for money withdrawal. Since the banking time had closed, the cashier refused. The client was apparently a relative of Pradhan Veena Dashora, who called her on mobile and made the cashier speak to her,” said Kuldeep Singh Saroha, the branch manager.

The cashier said that the money could not be given because of time restrictions. “This infuriated the Pradhan who asked the cashier to look for some other location by Monday,” the manager claimed. He added, “The bank runs in Panchayat Samiti premises, however, our agreement is with the BDO and we are not bound to obey the Pradhan. She ordered me to meet her and when I did not comply to her demand, she barged in the bank on Tuesday, abused and thrashed me,” the manager said.

Pradhan Veena Dashora, however, said that some tribal people from nearby area had met her recently and wanted to get a camp arranged for opening accounts so as to avail benefits of some government schemes. “People told me that the manager was rude and did not respond well, so I asked him to meet me to discuss about the camp. He did not come and when I went to the bank, he misbehaved with me. I had not intention to beat him but whoever misbehaves with a woman has to be taught a lesson. I did not take people with me and dealt with the situation alone,” Dashora told TOI.

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