Mumbai crime: 21-year-old man injured in celebratory fire at Ambernath

Updated: Nov 06, 2019, 12:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The victim was clicking pictures of a builder's birthday celebration when he was hit by splinters of a shotgun fired by a guest's bodyguard

This picture has been used for representational purposes.
This picture has been used for representational purposes.

A 21-year-old man was critically injured after being by a hit by splinters of a double-barrel shotgun that a businessman’s bodyguard fired at a builder’s birthday celebrations on Sunday evening in Ambernath.

As per a report in The Times of India, the injured man, identified as Sanket Madhvi, has been admitted to a private hospital. The police arrested Sanjay Jadhav (50), an Ambernath resident, who works as a bodyguard for businessman M Badala. Jadhav has an arms license that was sanction from Raigad, his home district.

According to the police, on Sunday, builder Kiran Chikankar hosted his birthday party at his office in Dwarli village where he invited many of his friends, including Badala, accompanied by Jadhav. Madhvi, one of Chikankar’s friends had climbed onto the terrace of the office to click photographs of the celebrations when suddenly a shot rang from Jadhav’s shotgun. The bodyguard had pulled the trigger in the excitement of the celebration.  

Madhvi was taken to a hospital and he gave a statement to the police on Monday. The police registered a case after which Jadhav was arrested and taken in custody. A police officer said that they have written to the collector at Raigad, asking him to cancel Jadhav’s arms license.

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