Two youths grievously assaulted a poor pakoda-vendor when the latter demanded money for the pakodas they had eaten from his stall. When demanded money, the accused picked up a quarrel with the vendor and hit him hard on his head with a broken beer-bottle, and thus injured him grievously. The incident occurred under Jaripatka police station in North Nagpur.
Police sources said, complainant Premkumar Gupta, resides as a tenant of Salim Khan at Kamgar Nagar, and maintains a pakoda-stall during evening hours in front of Ajanta Wines shop at Kamgar Nagar. When he opened his pakoda-stall on the evening of June 5, accused Don, aged 25 years and another accused Manish alias Kalya, aged 24, came to his shop and ate pakodas. But as the complainant demanded money from them they started behaving arrogantly, as, ‘Tune mujhase pakode ke paise mange? Tu janata nahi hai mujhe? and abusively burst out at him. The exchange of words rose to such a height that the accused Don, holding a beer bottle in his hand, broke it and hit hard on the head of vendor, causing a serious injury. The other accused hit on his eyes. They also threatened him of death in case he reported the matter to police.
Having registered a case against them, the police have slapped on them offences under sections 326, 504, 506B and 34 IPC. No arrest was reported till the writing of this news.