BENGALURU: More than 50 real estate agents and brokers on Tuesday morning attacked the headquarters of NoBroker, a home rental startup, at HSR Layout in southeast Bengaluru. They picketed the online house-hunting marketplace and shouted slogans, saying the company was ruining their livelihood.
There were around 100 employees, including 30 women, when the group barged into the office, said Amit Agarwal, CEO, NoBroker.com. "We tried our best to pacify them but the group was aggressive. We finally had to call police," he said.
A company press release said some employees were assaulted when they tried to stop the mob from entering their office premises. Police took the protesters to HSR Layout station and let them off with a warning.
"There are no CCTV cameras either inside or outside the office," a senior police8 88officer said.
Police sources drew parallels between the attack on NoBroker and resentment faced by e-tailers and taxi aggregators.