In a horrific incident, a 32-year-old cashier of a snooker parlour in Hyderabad, was stabbed and assaulted indiscriminately with baseball bats by a three-member gang on Wednesday.
This happened after he asked them to pay rent for using the snooker facilities.
The incident took place at Ali snooker parlour in Dabeerpura, Hyderabad at around 11pm on Wednesday night. However, the police came to know about it at around 3am and accessed the CCTV footage to identify the culprits.
The attackers were identified as Amir Hussain (23), resident of Purani Haveli, Mohammed Masiuddin (19) and Mohammed Tausif (22) - both residents of Dabeerpura. All of them who were absconding, were finally detained in Saidabad on Thursday noon.
The trio had taken shelter at a friend’s place.
Speaking to TNM, Dabeerpura Sub Inspector said that the accused were regular customers at the snooker parlour. However, they were erratic with the payment of rent for using the snooker board and never paid the full amount.
“They kept evading payment of the rent with constant threats of being gangsters. However, as the cashier kept pestering them to pay the rent, they were infuriated and attacked him on Wednesday,” he said.
A case of Attempt to Murder under section 307 has been filed by the police.
The victim, Shabbir Hussain Khan (32), who sustained grievous injuries on his back is being treated in Osmania Hospital.
His condition is stated to be stable, assured D Venkanna Naik, Station House Officer, Dabeerpura police station.
The arrested accused are past offenders, said police.