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Video: Youths try to drown Mumbai cop during Ganesh idol immersion

  • The policeman, Niteen Dondu Dagale, had asked the youths follow a queue
  • Even as the youth tried to drown the policeman, nobody came to the rescue of the officer 
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 A shocking video of a policeman being pushed into a lake and four youths of a local Ganesh Utsav mandal trying to drown him in Kalyan township has gone viral.

 

In the latest in a series of incidents of attacks on policemen in Maharashtra, four youths of a Ganesh Utsav mandal allegedly tried to drown a sub-inspector in Kalyan township of Thane.
    

    
The youths had earlier objected to being disciplined by police sub-inspector Niteen Dondu Dagale.
    

During immersion of the Ganpati idols last evening, Dagale (38), attached to Kolsewadi Police Station in Kalyan, was on bandobust duty at Teesgaon Talao of the town.
    

As he was controlling the crowd assembled for the immersion, some members of Jari Mari Ganesh Utsav mandal, who were asked to follow the queue system, objected to being disciplined and picked up a quarrel with Dagale.
    

Later, the youths allegedly pushed him into the lake. When Dagale struggled to come out of the water, one of the youths jumped in and again allegedly tried to drown him, but he managed to save himself by swimming out of the lake, police said.
    

The video also showed people indulging in revelry with no one coming to the rescue of the police officer.
    

The Kolsewadi Police has registered offences against the four accused under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) read with 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).
    

A manhunt has been launched to nab the youths.

 

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