Seven booked for attempt to murder youth
The police said the incident took place at around 1.15 am
Pune: Seven unknown persons were booked by the Dattawadi police for a murderous assault on a 20-year-old on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
The police said the incident took place at around 1.15 am when complainant Balaji Gaikwad, a resident of Dattwadi, was standing with his friend Chetan Bhalerao at a spot near Dandekar Bridge. While they were talking to each other, a group of seven persons came on motorcycles and attacked them.
The police said it seems the attackers wanted to target Bhalerao over an old rivalry, but Gaikwad intervened and was attacked with a bat and chopper, which led to severe injuries.
The suspects have been booked for attempt to murder and a search is on to nab them.