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Mumbai man loses 2 fingers after gang of bikers attacks him, his neighbour with choppers

Mumbai city news: The men suspect the attackers were the henchmen of a builder they had fought with over a slum rehabilitation project

mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2017 10:02 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Mumbai crime,stabbing
Police said they would examine CCTV camera footage of the area.(HT File Photo)

Eight unidentified men riding four motorcycles brutally attacked two others with choppers in Bandra (East) on Sunday.

Police said Mussikuddin Qazi and his neighbour Nasir Khan had met at the tea stall in Nirmal Nagar at 12.30am. a When they were returning home on their motorcycle, they noticed two motorcycles following them. They sped up, but as they approached Kherwadi road, four men and attacked them with choppers and knives. “They stabbed us and slit our wrists. We tried to flee but the since the area was dark and did not have streetlights, they overpowered us,” said Qazi.

The accused had chopped off two of his fingers.“A few passersby took us to Bhabha Hospital,” said Qazi.

Nirmal Nagar police registered a case against the group for rioting and assaulting the two men. The two told police they work for the Slum Rehabilitation Authority and were in charge of a project in the Behrampada slums outside the Bandra railway station.

“We have had several differences with the builder over the project. He had threatened us. We suspect that the attackers are his henchmen,” said Khan.

“Qazi was brutally attacked and did not regain consciousness until today afternoon. We will urge the police to register a case of attempt to murder,” said Khan.

Police said they would examine CCTV camera footage of the area. “We will record Qazi’s statement and register a case of attempt to murder,” said an officer from the Nirmal Nagar police station.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 10:00 IST