Mapusa police arrested seven people for unlawful assembly, fighting and damaging property on Wednesday. A dispute between two people led to an argument which resulted in four motorcycles being set ablaze and one two-wheeler being damaged at Morod in Mapusa late Tuesday late night.
Mapusa police said that Avilash Changadkar from Morod, Mapusa, and Shubham Betkeri from Dangui colony, Mapusa, were having a dispute. Betkeri along with his friends went to Morod on Tuesday night to have a showdown with Changadkar. Sidhu Virdekar from Morod, a friend of Avilash, tried to intervene and help them reach a compromise but it resulted in a further argument.
Many people gathered at the site and locals also called the Mapusa police. By the time the police reached the site, supporters of Changadkar and Betkeri set each other’s motorcycles ablaze and fled the scene.
Mapusa police conducted a panchanama and attached four two-wheelers which were set on fire and another motorbike which was damaged. They also attached a chopper and knife which was found at the site.
On Wednesday, Mapusa police arrested seven accused involved in the incident. The accused have been named as Sidhu Virdekar, 43, Avilash Changadkar, 24, Ashish Goltekar, all resident of Morod, Parimal Pandit, 26, from Ansabhat, Sunny Mitadra, 25, Nikhil Mhali, 25, from Khorlim and Shubham Betkeri, 38, from Dangui colony.
Mapusa police have registered the case under Sections 143,147,148,160,435,427 of the IPC and Section 25 and Section 27 of the Arms Act. PSI Arun Andrew filed the complaint on behalf of the state and PSI Alvito Rodrigues is the investigation officer.