An awful incident took place in Asangaon local coach during the peak office hours on Thursday where a dispute over standing spot took an ugly turn resulting in one passenger chewing off a part of another’s index finger.
The accused was arrested at Thane station by the GRP.
The victim, Mahesh Pandurang Dhumbre (34 years old) works for an insurance firm and lived in Ghansoli.
At 5:40 pm, he boarded the first-class compartment train from Dadar and the accused Asif Yusuf Saikh boarded into the train at the next station and started pushing the passengers on board.
“Before the incident, the accused was already trying to space forcibly by pushing two passengers there while there was no space,” one of the passengers said.
“He was pushing people away, as a result, no new passengers could get in “, he added.
An eyewitness said,” people standing there baffled and got them into a heated argument. They also told that Saikh used abusive language with Dhumbre and pulled his collar so violently that buttons in his shirt came off.
Dhumbre caught him by his neck and fought back which is when Saikh bit his index fingers and held it tight in between his teeth.
Dhumbre said that the pain was so profound that he closed his eyes.
When he opened his eyes, he saw bloodstains on Saikh’s shirt.He thought he injured Saikh but then he saw the dislodged part of his finger in his mouth. He lost one cm distal phalanx of the index finger of his right hand for which he had to undergo corrective surgery to fix the same.
Not only this but Saikh also threatened to throw Dhumbre out of the train but was held back by the fellow commuters.
One of the commuters called railway helpline number and train was pulled in Thane. Two Cops arrested Saikh after a short chase.
He has been booked under sections 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 504 (intentionally insulting and provoking to break the public peace) of IPC.
“The Doctors are not very sure about the full recovery of Dhumbre’s finger but they will try to restore the portion of it to grow back”.
Source & Image: Mumbai Mirror