Four men attack Mumbai cabbie with sword for refusing to ferry them from Wadala to Mankhurd

Police said Harish Yadav already had two passengers in his taxi when the incident occurred; he is in a critical condition

mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2018 16:05 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
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After the two passengers called the police control room, a patrolling team from Wadala police station reached the spot and registered an FIR. (representational photo/AFP)

A 21-year-old taxi driver was allegedly attacked with a sword by four men in Wadala on Monday. The victim, Harish Yadav, is a resident of Sangamnagar in Wadala (East).

Cops said Yadav was ferrying two passengers, who had hired his cab from Dadar station, when the incident occurred. They said Yadav was forced to stop the cab after he spotted four men in the middle of the road near a college in Wadala (East).

They told Yadav to drop them at Mankhurd. When Yadav refused saying he already had passengers, they dragged him out of the cab and assaulted him. Later, one of them attacked Yadav with a sword after which all four fled the spot. Yadav injured his back in the attack and was taken to Sion hospital by the passengers he was ferrying. He is in a critical condition.

The passengers then called the police control room and narrated the incident. A patrolling team from Wadala police station reached the spot and registered a first information report (FIR).

“We have registered a case of attempt to murder and are searching for the accused the accused with the help of the witnesses and CCTV footage,” said an officer from Wadala police station.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 14:57 IST