Eight Class X students were on Thursday arrested by the Dahisar police after they allegedly assaulted two men when they were stopped from dancing to the popular Bollywood song Chikni Chameli by other viewers at a movie theatre in the area.
The two victims,who had gone to the theatre with their family,have been admitted to Kokilaben Hospital,where they are battling for their lives,said the police. The boys,who are from a school in Dahisar (East),had gone to watch the 3 pm show of the movie Agneepath at Move Gem Theatre after their farewell party on Thursday,they added.
A family of nine from Dahisar,including seven women,were on the seats behind them. Police officers said when the song began,the boys stood up and began dancing.
The boys began doing vulgar steps. They stepped on the feet of the women and children around. My brother Louis requested them to stop,in vain, said Amit,brother of the victims.
The boys then left the hall,after the manager also asked them to sit and watch the movie quietly. After the movie,when Louis and Amol and my family came out,the boys along with a few goons began hitting them with rods and sticks. They also damaged our two cars. Amol and Louis,as well as Amols wife Archana and Louiss wife Anne,who is pregnant,were injured, added Amit,an estate agent. The police said they had arrested eight of the 10 students allegedly involved,along with a local goon, Ramesh alias Satyanarayan Vishwakarma (24).
We have sent the eight boys to the childrens home in Dongri and produced Vishwakarma before a court,which remanded him in police custody till February 7, said Sunil Deshmukh,Assistant Commissioner of Police (Dahisar division).