Man stabs friend dur­ing drunk fight about cash PO­LICE IDENTIFED the vic­tim as Shahid, 26, a res­i­dent of the Zinda Tal­is­math Fac­tory area, and the attacker as Shaik An­war, 45.

Deccan Chronicle - - City - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

In yet an­other in­ci­dent of a vic­tim be­ing at­tacked in pub­lic, a drunken brawl led to a man be­ing stabbed on his neck on Satur­day evening in Am­ber­pet. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the men, who knew each other, were drunk and ar­gu­ing about money.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as Shahid, 26, a res­i­dent of the Zinda Tal­is­math Fac­tory area, and the attacker as Shaik An­war, 45, of Akash Na­gar. Po­lice said they were daily wage labour­ers who of­ten con­sumed al­co­hol in the evening.

Am­ber­pet sub in­spec­tor (ad­min­is­tra­tion) S. Veera­iah said Shahid was un­em­ployed and was bor­row­ing from An­war to buy liquor. At about 5 pm on Satur­day, the two were drink­ing when An­war asked for his money. Shahid be­gan bad mouthing An­war’s fam­ily. “An­war picked up a bro­ken beer bot­tle nearby and stabbed Shahid on the right side of his neck,” Mr Veera­iah said. An­war fled from the spot and is ab­scond­ing.

Lo­cals called the po­lice and shifted Shahid to the Os­ma­nia Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, where he is un­der­go­ing treat­ment. A case was booked un­der IPC Sec­tion 307 (at­tempt to mur­der).

The se­ries of such at­tacks in pub­lic started on Septem­ber 14, when a man killed his son-in-law be­cause he op­posed his mar­riage. On Septem­ber 19, a man at­tacked his daugh­ter for mar­ry­ing out­side their caste. The girl sur­vived with griev­ous in­juries.

This was fol­lowed on Septem­ber 26 by the ax­ing of a 24-year-old man in full pub­lic view at At­ta­pur by an as­sailant to avenge the mur­der of his son. On Oc­to­ber 8, a man was hacked in broad day­light in Na­garam as re­venge for an­other mur­der.

On Nov. 28, an au­torick­shaw driver was hacked to death in the Pu­rana­pul area of Mir­chowk by a col­league while po­lice per­son­nel were seen stand­ing nearby.

Psy­chi­a­trist Dr Diana Mon­teiro said vi­o­lent in­ci­dents when peo­ple acted on im­pulse and when the emo­tional process gets over­loaded. “They act with­out think­ing and once the ‘rage’ episode is over, they re­alise what they did and even re­gret their ac­tions,” she said.

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