BJP corporator assaults senior citizen, Sena steps in to help


Dahisar- A senior citizen was critically injured when BJP corporator Prakash Darekar allegedly assaulted him over a petty reason at Chowgule Nagar in Dahisar on Monday.

A rally had been scheduled at Chowgule Nagar and a temporary stage constructed near the gate of the Ganesh apartment, due to which there was no space for vehicles to enter the society.
Senior citizen Suresh Mahadik, a resident of the Ganesh apartment, went on to the stage and requested Darekar to shift the stage so that autos and cars could easily enter the compound.

The corporator allegedly took offence at this and assaulted the senior citizen. Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Surve reached the spot with other Shiv Sena party workers and took the senior citizen to Shatabdi hospital, where he was admitted to the ICU.

Senior police inspector, Subhash Sawant said that based on the statement of the victim, a  complaint would be lodged and appropriate action taken.