Nagpur: While Nagpur has been trying to fly safe this Makar Sankranti a gory incident turns the joy of festival into the sorrow of death. A petty fight over the flown down kite fumed to a serious spat on Friday noon and later took a tragic turn when a group of 8-10 people attacked the other two, murdering one on the spot and injuring other. The incident took place at NIT ground in Aashirwad Nagar beside Gokul Beer Bar, under Sakkardara police station. The deceased has been identified as Shekhar Damodar Vadatker, 30, reportedly resident of Beedipeth while his companion Sagar Ramdas Gaikwad, 30 suffered serious injuries and has been admitted to Medical hospital here.
All the accused fled the spot and could not be identified till the time of filing the report. Sakkardara police have registered a case of murder against unidentified assailants under various sections including section 302 IPC.
Both Sakkardara and Hudkeshwar police reached the spot as there was some confusion regarding area under which the crime scene falls. DCP Ishu Sindhu along with Sakkardara Police Inspector Mulani and a team of crime branch visited the spot.
The details about the deceased Vadatkar could not be immediately known, however, sources reported that his aide Gaikwad works at Mate Wine Shop in Aashirwad Nagar. Gaikwad was also said to be having some criminal record and has been previously booked under section 307 IPC.
Police sources said the fight picked up over a kite which flew down on the NIT ground. Both Vadakar and Gaikwad grabbed the kite while another man was also claiming his stake on the kite and manja which was caught by the duo. Both of them hushed away the man who later returned with a group of 8-10 people wielding sharp edged weapons. One of them inflicted a slit on Vadatkar’s throat hacking him to death. The assailants also tried to kill Gaikwad but he somehow managed to escape.
Police are inquiring into the matter to track lead about the accused.