ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS, A LOCAL YOUTH FROM VASCO WAS SITTING IN THE RESTAURANT NEAR GOA SHIPYARD ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY. IT WAS LATE NIGHT OF SUNDAY, TWO NAVY MEN ENTERED THE RESTAURANT. THE LOCAL YOUTH HAD VERBAL ALTERCATIONS WITH THE NAVY MEN WHICH CULMINATED INTO THE ASSAULT OF LOCAL YOUTH BY NAVY PERSONNEL.
According to the reports, two Navy personnel attacked the Vasco youth on a Sunday night at a restaurant situated near Goa Shipyard in Vasco Da Gama, Goa. The incident said to have occurred late at night on a Sunday.
The police sources have revealed that a local youth named Devendra Shirodkar was sitting in the restaurant when two Navy Men along with two girls entered the premises. According to the victim Shirodkar, the Navy personnel were drunk and were misbehaving in the restaurant.
The victim local youth told the media, the Navy man had parked their vehicle creating an obstruction to his vehicle, and when he went to confront them about the same, they staged an attack on him. “They began assaulting and abusing me saying all Goans are like this only and you wait we will show you,” Shirodkar narrated.
According to Shirodkar, the duo had assaulted him very badly and also broke his mobile phone. Soon the Navy police reached to the spot in an attempt to arrest the local youth who in turn called the local police. The local police after inspecting the situation, arrested the Navy officer for assaulting the local youth.
“The Navy police wanted to arrest me but I told them the incident did not occur inside the Naval area, and they cannot arrest me,” said Shirodkar adding that “I immediately called the Vasco police and narrated them the entire incident. The Goa Police arrested the Navy men for assaulting the youth with blows and fists, said the sources.
This is not the first case of an attack on the locals by the Navy men, but last year five Navy Men were arrested by the Goa police for attacking the youth in Vasco town. But then the Naval officers had alleged that the local man had tried to outrage the modesty of daughter of another Naval personnel, and had hurt himself while fleeing on his bike during a chase.
Vasco being the base of Navy, many naval officers do come down to town for their personal work, and sometimes the tussle between locals and Navy men turns out to be ugly. In the above case, the police have already arrested the Navy men and investigation is underway. Once the investigation gets over, more details may get surfaced. Meanwhile, you can leave your valuable comments on this issue.