A game of cricket turned ugly when a petty quarrel between the two teams led to a 19-year-old man being hit with a stump. The Wanawadi police arrested two brothers for attempting to murder Nikhil Ramesh Gade, a Cantonment resident. The arrested men were identified as Rahul (26) and Kamlesh Kale (24), residents of Nana Peth.
The police said Gade's condition was serious and he was admitted to a private hospital. The incident took place on Sunday morning, when a Nana Peth team was playing the match with a Camp squad at a ground near the turf club. In the last over, the Nana Peth team was poised to win when a Camp supporter who was not playing took a catch. Aheated argument ensued over this. The police said three people beat up Nikhil with stumps and bats.
"It is very unfortunate as they fought over a petty amount of prize money -- just Rs 51," Police Inspector Ajit Khadake (Crime) said. "Eyewitnesses have also named one Nana, who is absconding."
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