The New Year celebrations at Chandigarh Club turned tragic on Thursday when a 26-year-old boy was stabbed by his friend in a drunken brawl.
The victim Gurwinder Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, was rushed to the Government Medical Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, where doctors declared that he was out of danger. Police sources said the accused, who had stabbed the victim with a knife, had been identified as Joga Singh, another Fathegarh Sahib native. The police booked a case against him at the Sector 3 police station in Chandigarh. In a separate incident, a few women thrashed some miscreants at the Chandigarh Club.
SI thrashed, Sec-35 resident held
A sub-inspector of Chandigarh Traffic Police was allegedly thrashed by a drunken car driver at a check post on the Sector 8/18 dividing road. The accused was identified as Balvinder Singh, a resident of Sector 35. He was arrested by the police after he assaulted the traffic cop. According to the police, he was asked to stop for checking and was found to be drunk.
The traffic policeman asked him to produce the documents, which led to heated arguments. Soon after the argument, the accused started beating the policemen. He was arrested and his car was impounded. A case was lodged.
Several other minor brawls were reported at New Year parties in Sector 8, Sector 26, Sector 35 and Sector 7. A stampede also occurred at a discotheque in Sector 26 when a group of youngsters tried to gatecrash. The police used mild lathi charge to bring the situation under control. Meanwhile, the police control room (PCR) received 1,273 calls from 8pm (Wednesday) to 8am (Thursday), while PCR vehicles were dispatched to monitor a total of 243 incidents in the city.
Brawl at JW Marriot
Two couples entered into an argument at JW Marriot on Thursday. The police said no FIR was registered as both the parties refused to make a police complaint and reached a compromise, instead. According to sources, a senior administration officer was involved.