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Mumbai: 27-year-old man attacked police officer, constable with chopper amid lockdown

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 May 2020, 16:42 IST
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During the coronavirus lockdown, several criminal cases have been reported, including a thrashing and assaulting of corona warriors. One such incident took place in South Mumbai, where a 27-year-old man attacked police officials with a chopper on May 9 (Saturday).

The man has been identified as Karan Pradip Nayar, a resident of Silver Oaks estate near Breach Candy, timesnownews.com reported.

According to the media reports, the accused attacked the policemen who were on routine duty or nakabandi in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown at 1:30 pm, senior police inspector of Marine Drive police station Mrityunjay Hiremath told PTI.

During the attack, two police officers and a constable were left injured. The police inspector also told that the policemen deployed at the Marine Drive police station received injuries on their shoulders and hands. All of them were rushed to the state government-run JJ hospital.

"When our policemen saw the man walking with a large chopper near the Pransukhlal Mafatlal Hindu Swimming Bath and Boat Club, they tried to stop him. He ran away and they chased him. When they tried to catch him, he attacked them with the chopper," Hiremath said.

Meanwhile, Nayar who is an architecture graduate has been arrested by the Police. Also, a case has been filed against him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 307 (attempted murder) and also the Arms Act.

-With agency inputs

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First published: 9 May 2020, 16:19 IST