Pune: In a shocking incident, a police constable landed in the intensive care unit of a city hospital after he was severely beaten up by three drunkards on Saturday night in Ghorpadi during night patrolling.
The victim, constable Sahebrao Kodag, was patrolling the area at night along with constable Padmakar Shelar in the police vehicle. Their they came across the three persons grouped in an isolated corner of the market place consuming alcohol to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Kodag asked them to leave the area immediately as they were not allowed to drink there.
Angered by the dismissal, the accused damaged Kodag’s patrolling vehicle, abused him verbally and attacked him at the back of his head, his ear and his back with a sharp pointed weapon leaving him seriously injured. When the other constable Shelar tried to intervene, he was attacked too. By then, Shelar called for help on the wireless but the three drunkards fled away from the spot. Later, Kodag and Shelar were admitted to Ruby Hall Clinic and are undergoing treatment.
Dr Sujata Malik, Medical Superintendent of Ruby Hall said that Kodag was brought in a critical condition with head injuries. “He underwent a surgery on Sunday and he is stable now,” she added. Police have booked three persons, Mehan Ramchandra, Paul Wilson Joseph Das and Nayan Patole and an FIR has been lodged at the Mundhwa police station but only one arrest has been made so far.
JS Pathan, police inspector at Mudhwa police station said, “The accused have been booked by the Mundhwa police for attempt to murder, attacking a policeman on duty and hindering routine government work.”