Kabaddi star thrashes rival team’s fan
Dabang Delhi’s Nilesh Shinde and friend booked for assault on sidelines of local tournament in Nehru Nagar, Kurla
LIVID with a man who was cheering for the winning team during a local match, Pro-Kabaddi league player Nilesh Shinde assaulted him, leaving him with a gash on his head. Shinde has been booked by the Nehru Nagar police station.
THE incident took place on Saturday, when Shinde, who is part of the Dabang Delhi team in the Pro-Kabaddi league 2017, attended a match between Sanrakshan Pratishthan and Swastik Kurla at Nehru Nagar Shivaji Maidan, Kurla East. While Shinde was supporting the team from Kurla, local kabaddi player Satish Sawant, 30, who had also come to watch the game, was supporting the other team.
The match got over around 11.50 pm with Sanrakshak Pratishthan taking away the trophy. “I was cheering for the winning team, and screamed ‘shabbash’ (well done). After hearing me cheer, Shinde started abusing me. When I objected, he called his friend Pratap Shetty and the two started beating me,” Sawant alleged.
Sawant received a blow to his head that left him with a severe gash. Locals intervened and took Sawant to the office of the selection committee, where he was given first aid, before being taken to Rajawadi Hospital, where he received stitches to his head. “I don’t understand what made him so angry. We know each other, but have never interacted in person. This is absurd,” said Sawant.
The police have booked Shinde and Shetty under sections 323, 324, 504 and 34 of the IPC. The duo has not been arrested yet. Shinde was unavailable for comment.
‘After hearing me cheer, Shinde started abusing me. When I objected, he started beating me’ Satish Sawant, the victim
(Above) Satish Sawant, 30, received stitches to his head; (below) the accused, Nilesh Shinde, who was in the Dabang Delhi team in the 2017 league
Accused Nilesh Shinde is part of the Dabang Delhi team in the Pro-Kabaddi league, 2017; (right) Satish Sawant had to get stitches to his head after the attack