Mumbai: Days after a Shiv Sena member was arrested for assaulting a woman traffic constable, another member has caused some major trouble for the party.
A member of the youth wing of the Shiv Sena was caught on CCTV, beating up a shopkeeper with a bamboo stick. Sunil Mahadik, who was arrested later, allegedly lost his cool a shopkeeper refused to give him 100 free vada pavs.
The incident took place in Vile Parle (West) area. The CCTV footage shows the Shiv Sena leader assaulting 28-year-old Chetan Geveriya, who works at Trupti Sweet and Farsan Mart on DJ Road, with a bamboo stick.
According to reports, Shiv Sena has expelled the leader from the party following the incident.
According to reports, a day ago, Mahadik had sent another person to the shop demanding 100 vada pavs, a popular street-food in Mumbai, free of cost. Geveria told him that they didn’t have so much stock, so the person left.
The next day, Mahadik allegedly called the shopkeeper on his mobile phone and abused him, and said he must hand over 100 vada pavs immediately to a person he was sending.
Geveria said Mahadik should speak to the owner of the shop first. Irked, Mahadik himself went to the shop and hit Geveria with a bamboo stick and threatened to kill him, police said, reports PTI.
Geveria, though not seriously injured, was taken to Cooper hospital in Juhu, police said.
The incident was captured by the CCTV cameras in the shop and Juhu police registered an FIR. The footage was also aired by some local news channels. Mahadik was arrested and a local court sent him to police custody.