Of the 63 injured during the protest at Azad Maidan on Saturday, 36 have been discharged. Doctors said the condition of all the injured was stable. While majority of those hurt were policemen, five were civilians.
“Most of the victims have suffered blunt trauma injuries and head injuries. Some victims suffered fractures, including a lady constable, who has been admitted to GT hospital,” said Dr TP Lahane, dean of JJ Group of Hospital.
Two civilians recuperating from bullet injures were stable, he added.
“The protest was peaceful till about 2:30pm after which people barged into Azad Maidan. When we stopped them, they started beating us with bamboo sticks,”
said Bhushan Patharvat, 24, a police constable with the local arms division headquarters in Worli. Patharvat suffered a leg injury and has been admitted to GT hospital.
His colleague, Bhagwan Phale, 50, who sustained chin injury, said he suspected that the protesters were carrying stones.
One of the civilians injured, Mohammed Nasir, 60, said he regretted going to Azad Maidan.
“I had come to meet a friend at Colaba and was taking a bus to Sewree. I heard the noise at Azad Maidan and went there to see what was happening. I got hit with a lathi and suffered a fracture on the left hand,” said Nasir, who is admitted to GT hospital.