Maharashtra: In a heart-wrenching incident, a 26-year-old man was beaten to death by at least 12 people, including six women, following a tiff over a seat in Mumbai-Latur-Bidar Express, on Thursday.
The victim has been identified as Sagar Markand. The incident took place on Thursday when Kalyan resident Sagar and his wife Jyoti boarded the train, along with their two-year-old daughter, at Kalyan on Wednesday.
The general compartment of the train was full. Later, Markand asked some women to adjust so his wife caryying a toddler in her arm could sit and take rest, the Superitendent of Police, Railways, Deepak Satore, said.
Soon after Markand asked women to adjust, they started abusing him, leading to a huge brawl. Then, at least a dozen others started kicking and punching Markand. Despite his wife’s request to not hit Markand, the mob continued to bash him up for almost an hour untill the train reached at Daund.
As soon as the train reached the Daund station, the Government Railway Police rushed the victim to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. As per report, the Markand family was travelling to Kurduvadi in Solapur district to attend a funeral of a relative. SP Deepak Satore said that “We have detained at least six women and four men. The interrogation was being done before arresting them.”