A few youths, allegedly beat up a 20-year-old boy Vikas Sudarshan Wallakatti and confined him to a public toilet on September 19, the Deccan police said.
The victim had fought with his attackers the previous night during Ganpati immersion procession on Laxmi Road. A complaint in this regard was lodged with the Deccan police station by one Vinayak of Bhavani Peth.
According to the police, Vikas had gone to watch the immersion procession on Laxmi Road on September 18, where he had heated exchanges with one Yogesh Kadam and his friends over a petty issue. The matter was resolved by the mandal workers.
“But the next morning, while Vikas was walking with his friends on JM Road, Kadam and his friends forcibly took him into a nearby lane and beat him up. After that, they took him to Wadarwadi in an autorickshaw. They had also locked Vikas in a public toilet, but released him later,” said police sub-inspector Bhushan Dayama of Deccan police station.
Auto-driver killed in Pimpri
A 20-year-old auto rickshaw driver was chased and murdered by five unidentified persons in the wee hours of Sunday at Auto Cluster Empire in Pimpri. The police suspect that the murder was a fallout of an illicit relationship.
The deceased has been identified as Parvesh Usmani, a resident of Nigdi. The police have identified one of the killers as Basu alias Basawraj Natekar in this regard.
Police inspector (crime) B Mudhiraj said, “Usmani was ferrying his auto in Nigdi area in the wee hours of Sunday. Natekar and his accomplices chased him for some distance. Later, Usmani took shelter at Auto Cluster but Natekar and his accomplices searched him out and murdered him with sharp weapons.”
Contractors booked for labourer’s death
The Yerawada police have registered a case against three contractors for not providing safety-gadgets to a labourer Samir Bimal Bagh (23), who died after falling from the 12th floor of an under construction building on September 9 in Kharadi.
The contractors have been identified as Vinayak Kharat (30), Rahul Mutha and Sagar Kutwal and have been booked under relevant sections of IPC, 1860. The Yerawada police have claimed that they have investigated the matter and a case has been registered against the contractors.