TWO sweepers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) were attacked by a betel nut shop owner in D N nagar area on Sunday following an argument over Re 1 on the purchase of a cigarette.
Police have booked the betel nut seller,identified as Wasim Khan,on the charge of attempted murder. DN Nagar police said the two BMC sweepers Veera Pandiyan (27) and Kandahar Swami (34) had bought a cigarette from Khan and allegedly gave him Rs 8. The incident took place around 11 pm on Sunday,police said.
Khan told the two that they had given Rs 7 for the cigarettes. The two accused,however,argued that they had given the exact amount. This argument turned into a fight,when Khan allegedly called two of his friends and attacked the two sweepers with a chopper.
Khan and his friends then fled,said police. Residents rushed the two sweepers to Cooper Hospital,where they are under treatment.
The DN Nagar police are on the lookout for Khan and his friends.
Man found murdered in Malad
THE body of a man was found with the throat slit in the mangroves near Malad on Monday. The police officers estimate the deceased to be not more than 25 years of age. The body was first spotted in the swamp by residents near Aksa Beach at 10.45 am,who then alerted the police control room. It has now been sent for an autopsy to Bhagwati Hospital in Borivali (West).
We have registered a murder case after injury marks were found on the body, said A Shaikh,senior police inspector,Malvani police station. The police have sent an alert to police stations across the area as no means of identification were found on the body. “He was found wearing T shirt and pants. No identity documents or even a phone was found on him,” added Shaikh.