Updated: February 6, 2014 11:24:31 am
The Wadala TT police have launched a manhunt for a 28-year-old man, who after allegedly harassing a married woman over the past eight months, is accused of having barged into her house on Monday afternoon and stabbed her husband.
The husband’s brother later led a small group of friends in an assault on the accused, but he managed to flee, the police said.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as Anil Sagvekar (28), a resident of Pratiksha Nagar, Sion. The police said for the past eight months, Sagvekar, who works as a driver, had been harassing the victim, who stayed in the same locality.
“Sagvekar had been insisting her to leave her physically-challenged husband and elope with him. The victim, Sukhada Amberkar, had even registered a non-cognisable complaint against him with us, around seven months ago, but this failed to deter Sagvekar,” said Senior Police Inspector Bhausaheb Pande, Wadala TT police.
Around 4:30 pm on Monday, the victim and her husband, Ravindra Amberkar, were in their house when Sagvekar allegedly barged in armed with a bamboo stick and a dagger. “He attacked both of them. Sagvekar hit Ravindra repeatedly with the stick and then stabbed him in the stomach with the dagger, after which he fled the scene,” the police said.
Ravindra and Sukhada were rushed to Sion Hospital, where Ravindra was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. “As news of the attack spread, Ravindra’s brother Raju gathered a few of his friends, and armed with hockey sticks and swords, they went around the area in search of Sagvekar. Raju finally spotted him at a tea stall near a vegetable market in Pratiksha Nagar, and attacked him as well as his friend Ganesh Bhosale, who accompanied him. In the ensuing melee, Sagvekar managed to flee, while Bhosale sustained injuries and was rushed to Sion Hospital,” the police said.
The Wadala TT police have registered two separate complaints in connection with the incident. “We have booked Sagvekar for attempt to murder and are trying to trace him. Raju and his friends were arrested on Monday night, and were charged with rioting and assault,” said Pande.
Ravindra underwent surgery on Monday. Doctors said he was now out of danger, while his wife was discharged after being treated for her injuries.
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