Road rage case: Two held for assaulting advocate

NAVI MUMBAI: Koparkhairane police have arrested two men for assaulting a 26-year-old advocate. The two, who were in an inebriated condition, hit him with a stone when he tried to rescue a motorist being beaten up by them.

The incident occurred around 12.50am on December 29 when the advocate was passing by on his bike near in sector 1, Koparkhairane.

The arrested duo has been identified as Sunil Shinde (38) and Sagar Kalantre (27), both residing in Koparkhairane. The FIR has been registered by advocate Shailesh Yadav, a resident of sector 20.

The accused have been booked under IPC sections and also under the Mumbai Liquor Act, 1998.

Senior inspector Suryakant Jagdale said, ?The duo picked up a fight with the motorist after their vehicles brushed each other. The complainant saw them beating up the motorist and intervened, but Shinde and Kalantre were visibly drunk and started abusing Yadav. Shinde hit Yadav on the head with a stone and he started bleeding. Kalantre picked up a stone and broke the rear windscreen of the victim?s Hyundai Accent car. The stone hit a woman seated on the rear seat.?

Jagdale said an auto driver stopped and he, too, tried to intervene, but the duo broke his auto?s windscreen too. Yadav then dialled 100 and informed the police control room about the incident. ?Constables on night patrol reached the spot and detained the two accused men who were in an inebriated state.?

The duo was then hauled up to the police station and arrested.

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