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Murderous assault on businessman; masked men flee

20th June 2019, 02:20 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI

A businessman from the suburbs of the capital city suffered serious injuries, including a fracture to his hand after a ‘murderous’ assault on him on Tuesday night just outside his residence.

 According to the police, around six to seven masked assailants armed with swords, hockey sticks and other lethal objects pounced on the businessman just outside his residence at Tambdi Mati-St Inez on Tuesday night. The Panaji police have registered an attempt to murder case against the unknown accused who fled under the cover of darkness after anticipating trouble from the surging crowd.   

Shakil Jamadar, the businessman from Tamdi Mati, according to the police was parking his two-wheeler outside his house after finishing work for the day on Tuesday night. The assailants, all masked, stormed in and attacked him with the weapons they were carrying. Injured in the attack, Jamadar ran into his house for his life, but the masked assailants still didn’t let him go. They chased him into his house and carried out the attack once again but had to flee from the scene as residents from the neighbourhood gathered to take on the attackers. Anticipating trouble, the accused taking advantage of the darkness took to their heels when they saw the crowd approaching.

The Panaji police received information of the assault after Jamadar was admitted to the Goa Medical College & Hospital (GMC) at Bambolim.   

Jamadar whose hand was fractured in the deadly attack was later operated upon at the GMC. The police which is yet to establish the motive behind the attack on Jamadar have recorded his statement and registered an offence against the unknown assailants under section 148, 504, 307 r/w 149 of IPC. Further investigation is on.