Young man murdered in broad daylight by bike riders, one arrested

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Angry crowd gherao police station, threaten self-immolation

PHOENIX CORRESPONDENT

PORT BLAIR, NOV 17: In a shocking incident a young man was attacked and killed in broad daylight near Sai Baba temple, at Chakkargaon here today.  According to police sources, Shivraj, 25, resident of Teylarabad was riding his bike towards Port Blair when the pillion rider of another bike chasing him hit him on the head with an iron rod.  The two assailants fled from the scene after hitting Shivraj.  Grievously injured Shivraj was rushed to GB Pant Hospital where succumbed to his injury.

The situation turned quite chaotic and violent after the news of murder of Shivraj spread.  Hundreds of people gathered at Aberdeen Police station demanding immediate arrest of the killers.  Stones were pelted and many in the crowd poured petrol over their bodies threatening self-immolation if the police did not arrest the culprits immediately.  The road near Annapoorna was barricaded and there was a big traffic jam.

According to Deepak Yadav, SP, one of the assailants has been arrested and the other one was likely to be arrested very soon.  A large police was deputed to control the angry crowd. The Deputy Commissioner, Udit Rai Sharma, SDM, Mitali Goyal and other senior officer were also present at the police station.

Speaking to The Phoenix Post, father of the deceased  M. Pandian, said that the murder of his son was a result of a minor squabble between two groups following a match played at Gracharama ground about 10 days ago.  Jairaj, the younger brother of the deceased was beaten up by members of the other group.  Later on, he was once again thrashed near Murdakhadi road at Junglighat today.  Incidentally, father, who was around at that point of time, objected to his son being bashed up.  Someone called the PCR,  the assailants and the father son duo were  taken to Aberdeen police station where NC FIR was filed at around 2.30 PM today.

   Meanwhile, someone informed Shivraj  that his father and brother were under arrest  at Aberdeen PS. Shivraj who was having a haircut, rushed on his bike towards Port Blair.   He had reached near Sai Baba temple at Chakkargaon when one of the two assailants  chasing him on a bike hit him on the head with an iron rod and disappeared.  Injured and unconscious Shivraj was rushed to GB Pant Hospital where he breathed his last.  The gruesome murder of a young man who had got married only a few months ago in June and whose wife was pregnant, has sent a shock wave all over the town.  The incensed crowd continued to gherao the police station demanding the arrest of the second assailant till the last report came in.