Nagpur: A brawl over petrol led to murderous attack on a 35-year old man in Tehsil area here on Thursday night. It is being alleged that since the accused happens to be a close aide of local MLA no arrest has been made and cops are trying to let him off the hook, sources said.
A resident of Pachpaoli, near Mahendra Nagar Ground, Deepak Rajesh Gaud (35), was going on his vehicle around 10 pm on Thursday. Midway, his vehicle’s petrol tank got emptied. As there was no petrol pump in the vicinity, Deepak demanded petrol from accused Mayur Janardan Parate (28), resident of Tandapeth, near Lal Darwaja, and who worked at Samrat Paan Thela near Golibar Square, in Tehsil. However, since the accused Mayur refused to give petrol to Deepak, a heated argument erupted between them. Suddenly, the accused Mayur whipped out a knife and attacked Deepak on his head and hands with the intention of killing him. The profusely bleeding Deepak was taken to a hospital for treatment. After the attack, the accused Mayur fled the spot.
Tehsil PSI V B Fartade, based on a complaint lodged by Pritam Chudaman Bokde (29) of Pachpaoli, booked the accused Mayur Parate under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) of the IPC and launched further investigation.
According to sources, it is being alleged that since the accused happens to be a close aide of local MLA no arrest has been made and cops are trying to let him off the hook. However, the fact could not be ascertained.