Man arrested for attack on couple in Mumbai

Mumbai, May 3 (UNI) The city police have arrested a resident of Cuffe Parade for allegedly attacking and grievously injuring a couple with a knife.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night at approximately 2030 hours in Shiv Shastri Nagar at Prakash Pethe Marg in south Mumbai.

Complainant Shreeyut Ranjit Prithvi Choudhary, a labourer, alleged that when his wife went to ask accused Ramesh Munshi Jadhav for the money he owed them (Jadhav had purchased a mobile phone from the couple a few months back, but had not made payment), an altercation ensued and as a result the 52-year-old hit her on the hand.

Upon hearing about the incident from his wife, Choudhary (41) reached the spot with the intention to amicably resolve the issue.

However, Jadhav suddenly turned violent and attacked Choudhary and his wife with a knife, causing them grievous injuries on their hands. Following which, the couple were admitted in two different hospitals in city.

The police later arrested the accused and recovered the knife used in the attack from him.

They have lodged a First Information Report against Jadhav, a vada pav seller, and charged him under sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 324, 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The accused was on Thursday produced in a local court which remanded him to police custody for three days.