HALF-A-DOZEN people attacked a youth inside his house and injured him and a friend over a petty dispute on December 31 in the Bilkhiriya area. Police have arrested the culprits while the injured youths have been admitted to a hospital for treatment.
According to police, the victim Tarun Kumar Mandal lives in the Bhavna Parisar in Tagore Nagar locality. Some days ago, his mother had given a sari for ironing to a washer man.
However, the washer man burnt the sari while ironing. On December 31 evening, Tarun went to the shop demanding compensation for the burnt sari. The shopkeeper, nevertheless, asked Tarun to talk to a youth Shakti Pandey in the matter. Shakti’s brother, Indradev Pandey, who was standing near the shop also reached the spot and joined the discussion.
During the course of the argument, Tarun said something that irked Indradev and he began abusing Tarun. However, other people present at the shop pacified the matter and Tarun returned home.
Nonetheless, Shakti, Indradev and four of their accomplices reached Tarun’s house at night to teach him a lesson. They attacked Tarun with wooden sticks and rods.
The attackers also targeted a friend of Tarun who tried to intervene. The culprits smashed windshields of a couple of cars including a Scorpio jeep parked in the vicinity. They even pelted stones on Tarun’s house and neighbouring houses.
Later, the youths fled the spot. Tarun’s family and neighbours informed the police about the incident and a heavy police force rushed to the spot. The injured Tarun and his friend were admitted to a hospital for treatment.
Police swung into action and a hunt was launched for the culprits. All the culprits were rounded up late in the night and were booked under relevant sections, police said.