Sunil Mahadik, a member of the youth wing of the Shiv Sena has been caught on CCTV beating up a shopkeeper with a bamboo stick. Mahadik allegedly lost his cool after Chetan Geveriya, the 28-year-old shopkeeper, refused to give him 100 free vada pavs.
According to the police, Mahadik had sent a person to the Trupti Sweet and Farsan Mart on DJ Road - where Geveriya works - on 27 February, demanding that 100 vada pavs be delivered to him free of cost. When Geveriya informed him that they did not have enough vada pavs, the person left. The next day, Mahadik went to the shop, where he argued with Geveriya, beat him up with a bamboo stick and threatened to kill him, police said.
IBN Live quoted police as saying that Geveriya - who sustained minor injuries - was taken to Cooper hospital in Juhu. On 29 February, the Juhu police registered an FIR against Mahadik.
According to latest reports, Mahadik has been expelled from the party.
Watch the CCTV footage here:
Shiv Sena's Sunil Mahadik hits shopkeeper with a stick in Mumbai for allegedly refusing to give 'free vada pavs'https://t.co/oQqpcnYZnx- ANI (@ANI_news) March 1, 2016
This incident comes just days after another Shiv Sena worker in Thane was caught on camera assaulting a woman traffic constable.