Man killed over kite flying dispute in Nagpur; nine arrested

Nagpur: Nine persons, including eight teenage boys, were arrested here in connection with the murder of a 30-year-old man over an alleged dispute on kite flying, police said on Saturday.

Among the arrested, four of them are 18 years old and four of them are 19 years old, Deputy Commissioners of Police, Ishu Sandu (Zonal) and Ranjan Kumar Sharma (Crime) told reporters here.

The incident took place yesterday when 30-year-old Chandrashekhar Wadatkar was flying kite in Beedpeth in South city area and was joined by Sagar Gaikwad (30), who has a criminal past.

In between, Sagar bumped into another youth and had a heated exchange with him over kite-flying on the occasion of Makar Sakranti. The youth left the scene and soon returned with an armed gang and attacked Wadatkar and Gaikwad. After sustaining injuries, both were rushed to Government Medical College Hospital where Wadatkar died.

Gaikwad is still undergoing treatment. The accused were rounded up last night, police said.

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