A mob of about 50 people, including women, brutally beat up a man for allegedly being indecent at a public place in Nalasopara on Monday evening.
Sachinam Chauhan alias Verma, a murder accused who had turned into a police informer, was stoned by the mob after he allegedly flashed his private parts in front of a girl on the road. This act of his led to an outrage among locals who attacked and injured him grievously. Verma is now battling for his life in a hospital.
“Locals informed us that the youth behaved inappropriately with a teenaged girl and a mob of at least 50 people assaulted him,” said a senior police officer from Nalasopara police station.
The police rushed him to a private hospital in the vicinity. “We will take his statement if he survives. A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code will also be registered. We are trying to establish the identity of the persons involved in the assault,” added the officer.
The incident took place opposite a private school in Nalasopara (East). Verma, who was allegedly in a drunken state, pulled his pants down and showed his private parts to the girl. Soon a crowd in the Bharat Pendhari Nagar area gathered and assaulted him with sticks and stones.
A local resident has alleged that since Verma was a police informer he was shielded by the law-keepers despite him being a nuisance to citizens.
“Verma is a local goon. He often dropped names of senior police officers and extorted money from locals. He is used to creating a ruckus in the area with his gang after getting drunk. Many a time we had complained about him to the police but no action was taken against him,” he said.
Sachinam Chauha, alias Verma, who was allegedly in a drunken state, pulled his pants down and showed his private parts to the girl. Soon a crowd in the Bharat Pendhari Nagar area gathered and assaulted him with sticks and stones. Locals say he is a trouble-maker but always escaped for being a police informer.