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Mumbai man stabbed to death during brawl outside hookah parlour

mumbai Updated: Oct 23, 2017 00:47 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Mumbai man,crime,murder

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A 26-year-old man was murdered after a fight broke out between two groups of people over a petty issue in Goregaon (West) on Sunday morning. The fight took place outside a hookah parlour, and the deceased was stabbed in the stomach with a sharp weapon by a person from the opposite group.

According to the Goregaon police, the deceased, Mayur Panchal, a resident of Shankarwadi, Jogeshwari, was partying with his friends at the hookah parlour around 6am.

An officer from Goregaon police said, “A heated argument took place between him and the accused from another group after they bumped into each other at the parlour. This led to a fight between the two groups. He was stabbed with a sharp object in the stomach. The accused and his friends then fled the spot.”

Panchal’s friends rushed him to Cooper hospital, where he died during treatment. The police had first registered a case of attempt to murder, which was then converted to a murder case. The police said that some of the incident has been captured on CCTV cameras, and probe is on to establish identity of the accused. No person was detained at the time of going to press, said assistant commissioner of police, Goregaon division, S.G. Shinde.

First Published: Oct 23, 2017 00:47 IST