The family of Sanjay Jaiswal, the 35-year-old employee who was allegedly assaulted in Wednesday's road rage incident at Vakola, said they had been receiving calls from unknown numbers asking them to withdraw the police case against the accused, Indrajit Sawant.
"We received two calls from unknown numbers. The caller said that they would settle the medical bills if we withdrew the case and that doing so would be in our best interest," said Karan Khanna, Jaiswal's 29-year-old nephew.
When asked why the family did not approach the police on the matter, Khanna said the family was extremely taken aback after the incident and their only concern was Jaiswal's health.
Jaiswal, who is receiving treatment at Nanavati hospital, is still in a critical condition.
“Sanjay’s CT scan report revealed that a part of his skull was broken and there is a blood clot within. Besides, he has been bleeding continuously from his left ear and doctors said that the bleeding has to cease for his condition to stabilise, ” added Khanna.
According to Khanna, the Vakola police had arrived at the hospital on Friday to record Jaiswal's statement, but the doctors have advised the police against it for at least a week.