In a shocking case of road rage, a 32-year-old man riding a bike was beaten up by three persons with iron rods after he tried to overtake one of the accused also riding a bike. The victim was rushed to a hospital where he received 16 stitches on his head. There have been no arrests in the case so far.
The incident took place between 11.15 and 11.30am on Sunday. The victim identified as Ahmed Hussain Sawant, a driver by profession, had just left home and was on his way to a relative’s place. Bilal Khan, 22, one of the accused was also riding along the same stretch.
“An argument broke out between Sawant and Khan over the issue of speeding. The argument turned ugly and the duo got into a physical fight”, said senior inspector Pralhad Panaskar. Khan left the spot and returned within five minutes with two other persons identified as Mushtaq Ahmedullah Khan, 50, and Niyaz Ahmed Khan, 28. “The trio along beat up Sawant,” said Panaskar. Police registered a case of attempt to murder against Khan, Mushtaq and Niyaz.
An officer from Deonar police said one of the wanted accused was linked to a political party and was trying to exert pressure on police to not name him as an accused.