Mumbai: Man and his brother brutally attacked for asking to wear face mask, accused Salim Siddiqui arrested

A dispute that started over an argument on wearing face masks during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown pandemic, blowed into a life threatening attach in Mumbai’s chembur Area.

The dispute began when the accused Salim Siddiqui (38) was roaming around the locality with his brother on Sunday morning without wearing face masks. One Kirtisingh Rana (34) and his brother Indersingh (33) confronted Siddiqui and requested him to wear face masks. But the request met with rather hostile reactions.

Later in the evening when the Singh brothers were returning home, they met with a sudden assault from five men including Siddiqui. It is being believed that the attack was an act of revenge.

“The accused attacked the brothers with daggers, swords, and bamboo sticks before fleeing the scene. The sound of the commotion attracted the attention of residents, who rushed the brothers to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar. Mr. Indersingh suffered the most serious wounds on his head and back, and is in a critical condition,” an officer with the Tilak Nagar police said.

According to the Tilak Nagar police, the incident occurred around 8.15 p.m. in Nagewadi on PL Lokhande Road. Police has already nabbed the main accused Siddiqui and are looking for the other four.