Published On : Thu, Dec 4th, 2014

2 families indulge in violence, bloody assaults, damaging property, molestation; one arrested

10 persons have been booked and a minor boy detained in this connection.

Clash

Nagpur: In a bizarre case of complaint and counter complaint, police have booked a group of eight persons, including six members of a family, on charges of creating violence, attacking another family of three members, damaging house and car and on the other hand, cops have also booked the other family for beating the complainant and molesting a girl. One person has been arrested and a minor detained in this connection. The group clash is the outcome of an old rivalry.

According to police, first the group of eight accused namely Prajakta Bhongade, Praful Bhongade, Savita Praful Bhongade, Pravin Bhongade, Praful Bhongade’s son, brother-in-law of Praful Bhongade, Shantabai Dandge, and Meena Bahadure, all residents of Dhadiwal Layout, in Ajni, Nagpur indulged in a brawl with Maniram Ramnarayan Shukla (44) and his family, residents of the same area. The brawl started when the son of Maniram Shukla was taking out his car for filling petrol around 8.45 pm on Wednesday (December 3). The accused Prajakta Bhongade, without any reason, started abusing the son of Maniram who was taking out his car. However, the petty looking incident soon took an ugly turn when the group of eight accused went on rampage and indulged in violence. The accused attacked Maniram, wife Anupama and son and bashed them with wooden sticks, pelted stones on their house and damaged the car. The accused also threatened to kill Maniram.

Ajni API Patil, on the basis of a complaint lodged by Maniram Shukla, booked the group of eight accused under Sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 325, 336, 427, 504, 506 of the IPC.

However, the incident took a curious turn when one of the accused lodged a counter complaint against Maniram Shukla and his family for thrashing him and molesting his 19-year old niece. In his counter complaint, the accused complainant said that when he along with his niece went to the house of Maniram Shukla for asking why he (Maniram) abused the girl, suddenly Maniram’s minor son indulged in hot exchange of words. Later, Maniram himself, his minor son, wife Anupama and another unidentified youth assaulted him and his niece and also resorted to vulgar actions and thus molested the 19-year old girl.

This time, the Ajni API Patil, acting on the counter complaint, booked Maniram, his minor son, wife Anupama and the unidentified youth under Sections 354, 294, 504, 323, 34 of the IPC. API Patil arrested Maniram and detained his minor son and probing the matter further.