On a train leaving Plovdiv, a fight breaks out, during which a conductor splits a passenger’s eyebrow. The conflict began after some passengers objected about the quality of the rail services, according to the other passengers aboard the train at the time. The conductor unexpectedly got into a battle with the passenger, splitting his eyebrow in the incident.
The advocate for the Bulgarian state railroads (BDZ) used every available measure to break up the fighting. The conductor was detained, and investigated the cause of his involvement in the dispute.
The passenger hurt in the fight has been identified as Tsvetoslav Velkov. He was documenting the entire train with photographs. When the conductor told Velkov to halt and erase all the pictures he had taken, Velkov disobeyed. He then attempts to grab the camera and attacks the passenger.
Velkov revealed, “While the conductor assaulted me, I was capturing the images in peace. In addition to using abusive language and attempting to shatter my camera, he also hit me with an iron window key. Additionally, he threatened to kill me”.
The conductor defended himself by saying that “BDZ employees instructed him to cease filming numerous times, but he ignored each request. I was only attempting to stop him by grabbing his camera and wiping the photos off. I didn’t mean to hit him in the eyebrow with the iron key I was holding during the argument.
The brawl has been addressed by Ivaylo Georgiev, Director of Sales and Service. He said, “The BDZ will not tolerate such behaviour from clients and employees. Due to their legal violations, both participants, in this case, were found guilty. The department is carrying out additional research. The victim, Velkov, claims to have a regular ticket, but we are unable to verify this at this time “.