Pune: Store assistant assaulted for clicking photo of sleeping on-duty security guard

Pune: Store assistant assaulted for clicking photo of sleeping on-duty security guard

By Sakal Times News Desk


Pune: A 24-year-old store assistant was assaulted by a 17-year-old security guard for clicking photos of him sleeping while on-duty at the Metro project site in Marunji near Hinjawadi. The store assistant has sustained minor injuries in the assault. The incident took place on August 23 night at around 10.30 pm at the Marunji Shivar Vasti.

The injured store assistant has been identified as Chandan Arvind Kumar Mishra (24), a resident of Bhoomkar Chowk in Wakad and native of Bihar. Vinod Madhavrao Khandait (45), a resident of Buchade Chawl in Marunji has lodged a complaint in this regard at the Hinjawadi police station. Based on this complaint, police have arrested a 17-year-old who was working as a security guard at the site.

According to police, the suspect was working as a security guard at Reach 2 of the Pune Metro project. He fell asleep while on-duty on the night of August 23. Mishra clicked some photos of the boy while sleeping. Mishra also reported the incident to their superiors and showed the photos to the store manager.

Furious over this, the security guard started abusing Mishra and hit him with an iron rod in his head. Then the security guard picked up a cement block and hit it in Mishra's head. Mishra was seriously injured in this assault. The suspect not only stopped at this but threatened to kill Mishra. While the complainant tried to intervene between the two, the suspect also threatened the complainant of dire consequences.

Complainant Vinod later approached Hinjawadi police and registered a complaint against the suspect. The suspect has been booked under section 307 (attempt to murder), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Based on this complaint, the police arrested the 17-year-old boy. Hinjawadi police are investigating the case.

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