Intervening in a fight between two goons and a policeman cost an MBA student dear, as the goons stabbed him trice and escaped. The policeman also fled from the spot after he saw the altercation turning violent.
The incident occurred at Bhopal Talkies Square on Thursday. The victim, Mohammed Khalid, 22, a resident of New Kabadkhana, is pursuing MBA from a private college in the city. He had gone to offer namaz at a mosque.
When he came out of the mosque, he saw a policeman, reportedly under the influence of liquor, being beaten up by two youths.
He intervened in a bid to save the policeman, which angered the youths, reportedly notorious criminals of Shahjehanabad area.
They attacked Khalid with a sharp-edged weapon and later fled from the spot when a passerby called up the police. Khalid sustained wounds on his hands and legs. He is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city and his condition is stable.
In his statement to police, Khalid said he neither knows the policeman nor the goons.
"I just wanted to save the policeman, who was being beaten up. He also fled when he saw that the altercation between me and the two goons was turning violent," Khalid said in his statement.
Shahjehanabad police have registered a case and started investigation. "We are trying to establish the identities of the accused. If required, we will prepare sketches of the accused with the help of the victim," said BS Kakodia, investigation officer in the case.