Nagpur: In a day-light incident, a youth was hacked to death and his friend was brutally stabbed by five assailants in full public view near Balodyan, Seminary hills on Friday. The murder was fallout of a heated exchange of words between the youngsters over taunting. The five accused have been arrested.
The deceased was identified as Harsh Govardhan Dange (22), a resident of Sai Nagar,Wadi. His friend Aniket Gajanan Kasar (20), a resident of Aade Layout was injured in the attack and undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Gittikhadan police arrested Dipanshu Pandit (19), a resident Ajni and his four accomplices on murder charges. Harsh was a student of Modern College in Wadi while Aniket was ex-student of G.H. Raisoni Polytechnic College, according to police.
According to police, Harsh and Aniket were standing at a Tea Stall near Raisoni College at around 3 pm on Friday where the accused Dipanshu was already present. A heated exchange of words took place between Harsh and Dipanshu over alleged taunting. Soon after, Harsh and Aniket left the spot and went to the Balodyan area in Seminary Hills on a two-wheeler. When they were sitting near a tea stall in Seminary Hills, Dipanshu and his accomplices came to the spot on two-wheelers and attacked Harsh and Aniket with sharp-edged weapons. Harsh was stabbed in the stomach while Aniket received injuries in the thigh. The assailants fled the spot leaving Harsh and Aniket in the pool of blood.
The profusely bleeding youths were rushed to a hospital by the police where Harsh succumbed to the injuries. Aniket’s condition is also critical.
An offence under Sections 302, 307 and 34 of Indian Penal Code was registered by Gittikhadan police. The accused persons are being interrogated to ascertain the reason behind the murder. Similarly, the cops are checking criminal records of the five accused.