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Rickshaw driver stabs passenger over fare

The next time you pick an argument with a auto driver for refusing to ply or over improper fare, be extra careful, as there is a possibility that he may attack you at the slightest provocation.

The Navghar police have arrested an auto rickshaw driver, who had attacked a passenger with a weapon, after the duo had a heated argument over the fare. The passenger has been admitted to Veer Savarkar Hospital in Mulund (East).


No money: Shaikh claimed that he forgot his wallet at home and had
no money to pay the fare. PIC/DATTA KUMBHAR


According to the Navghar police, the incident occurred on Sunday morning around 3 am at Navghar Junction in Mulund (East). Shrikant Ganesh Deshmukh (31) approached 23-year-old auto driver, Mohammad Sabir Mohammad Hatim Shaikh (MH 03 AU 3425), asking the driver to ply him to Malad.

Shrikant told Shaikh that he just had Rs 90 on him and would pay him the rest after reaching his residence. This, however, didn't go down well with Shaikh and the duo entered into a heated argument. Unable to control his anger, Shaikh attacked Shrikant with a sharp object.

Shrikant registered a complaint against Shaikh while he was being rushed to the hospital.
A resident of Kurar Village, Shrikant works at Mulund, while Shaikh is a resident of Sanjay Nagar in Kurla.

The Attack
Shrikant told Shaikh that he just had Rs 90 on him and would pay him the rest after reaching his residence. This, however, didn't go down well with Shaikh and the duo entered into a heated argument. Unable to control his anger, Shaikh attacked Shrikant with a sharp object.

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