Parking attendant outside Bandra station assaulted with iron rod
MUMBAI: A parking attendant at the pay-and-park outside Bandra station was allegedly beaten up with an iron rod by a commuter on Tuesday following an argument over parking spots
MUMBAI: A parking attendant at the pay-and-park outside Bandra station was allegedly beaten up with an iron rod by a commuter on Tuesday following an argument over parking spots. The Bandra police have detained the attacker.
The incident took place around 1.30pm on Tuesday when an employee of Krishna Prakash Narayan (47) parked one of their electric bikes outside Ratnagiri Restaurant. The accused Muzzaffar Jafar Ali came to Narayan to object to the parking spot. The argument flared up after which Ali allegedly started getting increasingly aggressive.
As per the statement given by the complainant to the police, the accused first held him by the collar while the two continued to argue. Ali then allegedly slapped him. The FIR said, he took off an iron rod from an umbrella kiosk nearby and started hitting the attendant.
“I got badly injured on multiple parts of my body including shoulders, arms, knees and stomach. The rod he used had a sharp end which ended up giving me more severe injuries than perhaps he intended,” said Narayan. He said he was lying on the ground, bleeding profusely, until some passers-by physically restrained Ali to prevent him from further harming the complainant.
After the incident passers-by rushed the injured Narayan to Bhabha Hospital. After getting treatment, including stitches on some of the cuts he had sustained, Narayan approached the police and lodged a complaint.
“This is the third time that Ali has had a fight with me. The fact that he left me injured this time is the reason why I approached the police,” said Narayan. In the past, he added, Ali has picked up several fights over petty issues with Narayan as well as his employees.
An official from Bandra police said that the accused had been detained after booking him under sections 334 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Further enquiry by looking at the area’s CCTV footage is underway.